Manchester City Line-Up Surprise £25m Move For Tottenham Striker

Craig Bellamy could be used as part-exchange to take White Hart Lane striker to Eastlands.

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Manchester City will make a shock £25million move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe in the summer.

The Daily Mail reports the Spurs forward is frustrated after being dropped for the Champions League games in favour of Rafael van der Vaart, who partners Peter Crouch.

City manager Roberto Mancini will move for Defoe if Carlos Tevez carries out his threat to leave Manchester at the end of the season.

Defoe, 28, re-joined Tottenham in 2009 for £15million from Portsmouth.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp would not be keen to sell to such a close rival but may be encouraged if the Eastlands club throw in Craig Bellamy as part of the deal.

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