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Loftus Road boss looks to bring in yet another quality signing.
Jermain Defoe is available for transfer and is looking for a new club despite being Tottenham’s only recognised striker.
New Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas does not believe the 29-year-old fits in to his preferred system and is planning a complete overhaul of his forward options in the summer transfer window.
QPR and Reading are among the clubs to have expressed an interest in Defoe, who is keen for regular first-team football after growing frustrated at being forced to play second fiddle to Emmanuel Adebayor last season.
Tottenham value the England international at £8 million (€10m) and plan to reinvest the money as they seek to sign three new strikers before the start of the new campaign.
Spurs are yet to receive a formal approach for Defoe but are aware of interest from Premier League clubs and are ready to open negotiations, with QPR boss Mark Hughes particularly keen on adding firepower to his squad.
Mark Hughes continues to receive the backing of QPR chairman Tony Fernandes and the Loftus Road boss is now looking to bring in yet more talent this summer. The West London side have already brought in Ji-Sung Park, Robert Green, Andy Johnson, Ryan Nelsen and Samba Diakate and Jermain Defoe may well be tempted by a move from White Hart Lane to join the ever improving Super Hoops squad.
QPR could well do with new attacking options, which isn’t to say that Hughes doesn’t have a wealth of forwards to call upon, just that those that he has have not proved all that successful.
Strikers already at the club include Jay Bothroyd, DJ Campbell, Djibril Cisse, Heidar Helguson, Jamie Mackie, Tommy Smith and Bobby Zamora but of those perhaps only Cisse, Zamora and Mackie have a future at the club. Add to that the aforementioned Johnson and it’s clear that Mark Hughes must be planning on offloading two or three of those already in his squad.
Jermain Defoe is a proven Premier League finisher but last term spent much of the season on the bench as Emmanuel Adebayor played up front on his own and now that the Togo international has been signed on a permanent basis it seems likely that the England international would be considering his future.
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