The 31-year-old striker only swapped Tottenham for Toronto FC earlier this year, and has made a blistering start to life in the American top tier with eight goals in eight showings.
Despite his excellent form Defoe missed out on a spot in England’s World Cup squad – which was rumoured to be the ultimate aim of his move across the Atlantic Ocean – which may well cause him to question his future.
Redknapp is desperate to get him back to follow up an imminent deal for Rio Ferdinand as he plots to build a QPR side capable of avoiding an immediate return to the Championship.
The Super Hoops only netted 30 goals in 2012/13 when they dropped out of the Premier League, and ‘Arry is keen to ensure that their tally is much improved this time around.
However any move would be costly for the Super Hoops, who would likely have to at least equal the reported £6m it cost Toronto to bag Defoe as well as match his £90,000 earnings.