Bournemouth plot shock move for £6m former England striker

Bournemouth are ready to revive their interest in Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe, according to the Daily Mirror.

The former England international notched a crucial brace against Aston Villa yesterday in order to give the Black Cats hope in their attempts to stay in the Premier League.

However, he has often been linked with a move away from Wearside and the Cherries could reignite their interest in the 33-year old marksman.

Manager Eddie Howe is reportedly weighing up a £6m move for the ex-Spurs and Portsmouth striker as he looks for someone to provide the goals in the absence of Calum Wilson.

Defoe became somewhat of a cult hero for the South Coast outfit during his loan spell with the club around 15 years ago, netting in a whopping ten consecutive games while on the books of West Ham.

Reports suggest Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce is considering selling the forward as he attempts to stamp his authority on the squad.