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Tottenham striker given £6.5m price tag

Defoe is eager for first-team action. (©GettyImages)
Defoe is eager for first-team action. (©GettyImages).

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has had a £6.5million price tag put on his head, with two London clubs said to be interested is obtaining his signature, according to the Times. 

The forward has a year-and-a-half left on his current contract at White Hart Lane, but after Andre Villas-Boas' summer spending spree the former West Ham man has found first-team action hard to come by, mainly featuring in their Europa League ventures. 

The Hammers are one club said to be interested as they look to bolster their depleted front line, with manager Sam Allardyce unable to put a date on when £17million signing Andy Carroll will return to his starting XI.

However, Defoe's £65,000-a-week wages may prove a stumbling block for his former club.

They will have competition from across London too, with Queens Park Rangers - who should have no problem meeting his wage demands - also eager to land the England striker in the hope that guaranteed game time will appeal to Defoe, who is hoping to make it into Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for Brazil. 

The 31-year-old has a wealth of Premier League experience and has scored goals wherever he has played. In his two spells at the north-London club, he's scored 90 goals in 270 appearances. 

His finest 45 minutes for the Lilywhites came against Wigan at the Lane, when he scored five times in the second half as Spurs thrashed the Latics 9-1 in December 2009. 

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