The Mail on Sunday claim that for QPR boss Harry Redknapp to land Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe this summer, he will have to shell out at least £6 million.
The England international forward has been told he can leave White Hart Lane as part of manager Andre Villas Boas’ summer clear out.
Now it seems that the only destination for the forward will be down to the Championship to join former manager Harry Redknapp, who as one of our punters quips, should simply include a clause in any club he joins that Defoe will be following in toe.
Spurs are more than happy to allow the striker to leave and Defoe himself is keen to be playing football week in, week out as the World Cup in 2014 approaches.
Given the competition for places in the Spurs side, especially up top, the forward knows that he may well struggle to get a game at all.
Daniel Levy has grown increasingly confident that he will keep Gareth Bale this summer after effectively holding Real Madrid to ransom and it seems that he wants the squad players to all be sold in order to raise funds for the side – funds that will not come from selling their star man.
As we all know, QPR have large sums of money at their disposal and after sending Loic Remy and Adel Taarabt back to the Premier League on loan for the season, the Hoops now know full well they need even more firepower to instantly rejoin the English elite.