The Black Eagles had been linked with a move for fellow Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor, but it appears they have now turned their attention to his team mate.
Beskitas are ready to offer Defoe a salary of around £3million-a-year, as they look to fight QPR for his signature. The Championship side have also been linked with the English forward as they prepare a side capable of getting back into the Premier League.
QPR have already signed Charlie Austin this summer to fight Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora for a starting place, and Johnson has welcomed the club’s interest in Defoe.
“He’s worked under Harry before, he’s worked with a lot of the boys before. I worked with him for three or four years at England. He’s a great lad,” said Johnson.
“He’s worked with Jermaine Jenas and a few of the old Tottenham boys — there are a lot of people here who could attract him to the club.”
Defoe has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane after the club signed Roberto Soldado for a club record fee of £26million. The Spaniard is expected to start in Spurs’ first match of the new season away to Crystal Palace on August 18th.
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