Defoe exit could pave way for Juve move

The Mirror are reporting that Jermain Defoe could be set to leave Tottenham in January with boss Harry Redknapp lining up a move for Juventus striker Amauri as a replacement.

Defoe’s future at White Hart Lane has been the subject of much speculation for the past couple of weeks after the 29-year-old found himself playing second fiddle to Rafael Van Der Vaart.

The Dutchman’s lethal partnership with on-loan Emmanuel Adebayor has seen the England striker relegated to the substitutes bench for much of the season with QPR reportedly planning a move when the transfer window re-opens.

R’s boss Neil Warnock is desperate to boost his front line with an experienced Premier League striker and Defoe ticks all of his boxes and with Euro 2012 just around the corner it’s likely the Spurs man will be tempted by the prospect of first team football.

His proposed exit could pave the way for Redknapp to bring in Brazilian-born Italian striker Amauri who has fallen out of favour with Juve boss Antonio Conte and is surplus to requirements in Turin.

Reports have linked the 31-year-old with moves to fellow Serie A sides Genoa and Palermo but his agent Ernesto Bronzetti has claimed the powerful striker will snub both clubs to move to England with Spurs waiting in the wings.

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