Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is likely to sign a new striker in January, as Jermain Defoe’s move to the MLS moved a step closer, according to talkSPORT.

Defoe is poised to join Toronto in January, after growing frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities at White Hart Lane.

The MLS side are understood to have offered the England forward a mega money contract to move in January, meaning Sherwood may be forced to enter the transfer market to sign a replacement.

Defoe has managed nine goals in the cup competitions for Tottenham this season, whilst £26million summer signing Roberto Soldado has continued to struggle.

The Spaniard has managed just one Premier League goal from open play this season, whilst Emmanuel Adebayor’s future is also up in the air having only just been welcomed back into the first team fold.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker found himself frozen out under previous boss Andre Villas-Boas.

Young forward Harry Kane is also set for a loan move in January.

The club have been linked with a number of top forwards, including former AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato, Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke, Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez and Lyon striker and Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis.

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