Rock-bottom Hammers have taken just 13 points from 18 Premier League games this season so Sullivan and Gold are ready to bankroll ex-Arsenal star Adebayor's temporary switch from Eastlands.
An Upton Park insider told The Sun: 'It's no secret Adebayor is unhappy at City so we want to try and capitalise on that.
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'Obviously there'll be big clubs after him in the summer but we have a chance of getting him here on loan.'
The 26-year-old ex-Togo forward averaged almost a goal every two games while at the Emirates and is desperate to escape the City bench and Europa League starts.
He left Arsenal last year in a £25m move but has failed to hold down a regular place.
West Ham boss Avram Grant was told he would have to win at least one of three key matches to keep his job, the first of which ended in a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Blackburn.
Matches against lowly trio Fulham, Everton and Wolves are next up for the Londoners who are the second lowest top flight scorers this season. Only Wigan (13) have hit the net fewer times than West Ham's 16 and they have played a game less.
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