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Liverpool Offered The Chance To Sign Former England Striker As Stop Gap Solution

Reds offered the opportunity to sign Toronto striker Jermain Defoe.

Liverpool have been contacted about the possibility of signing former England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe on loan until the Premier League season, report the Telegraph, although Toronto FC are holding out for a £6 million fee for the 32 year-old after a disappointing stint in Major League Soccer.

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Defoe joined Toronto from Tottenham Hotspur for the MLS season that has just finished but, despite a reasonable goalscoring record, supporters in Canada have not taken to Defoe and he is said to be desperate to return to the Premier League on loan this January, well aware that no club is likely to meet the £6m fee being demanded by Toronto.

Liverpool, in particular, are likely to hold little interest in signing Defoe on a long term permanent deal, but the idea of signing him on a loan contract until the end of the season could well be tempting, with Daniel Sturridge struggling with injury and Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini struggling for form.

Defoe believes that Toronto will relent on their demands and allow him to leave on a loan deal until the end of the current Premier League season – and Anfield is a move that would certainly suit.

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