The England striker’s future at White Hart Lane is in doubt after the arrival of Spanish forward Roberto Soldado, and QPR are ready to bring Defoe to Loftus Road.
Spurs are keen to raise funds from the sales of squad players, after already taking Clint Dempsey off their wage bill, and by selling defender Steven Caulker to Cardiff City for £8.5m. Spurs will also listen to offers for Emmanual Adebayor and Tom Huddlestone.
A move for Defoe would see the striker once again reunited with manager Harry Redknapp, who has been in charge of the 30-year-old at Portsmouth and Tottenham. However, Hoops owner Tony Fernandes is not keen on spending £6m on the forward, and instead wants a loan deal, something Spurs have no interest in.
Defoe scored 11 goals in his 34 Premier League appearances last season, with Tottenham’s failure to qualify for the Champions League blamed on their striker’s failure to score goals. Defoe and Adebayor managed just 16 goals between them, five less than the amount Gareth Bale recorded.
Spurs want to sell Defoe in order to bring in star players, in an attempt to convince Gareth Bale to stay at White Hart Lane instead of joining Real Madrid.
Defoe is expected to watch from the bench as Spurs play Crystal Palace in their first match of the new season on Sunday.
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