Real Madrid are eyeing Manchester City's want-away striker Emmanuel Adebayor. Marca says Adebayor is under consideration for next month's transfer market as Real's lack of firepower becomes more acute.

Gonzalo Higuain is facing surgery due to a back strain, which will leave Real's attack further depleted.

A move to Madrid for Adebayor would suit City's powerbrokers, who are reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival. His characteristics match what Mourinho is seeking ahead of the January transfer window.

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