Thursday, 13 November 2008

Liverpool To Make £11million January Defoe Swoop?

Liverpool are reportedly interested in bringing England International Jermaine Defoe from Portsmouth to Anfield in an £11million January deal.

26-year-old Defoe has only been at Pompey since making the switch from Tottenham Hotspur in January, with the former West Ham United striker in fine form for the South coast club since his transfer from White Hart Lane in which he has scored 14 goals in 24 appearances in the Premier League for Portsmouth.

Defoe had been heavily linked with a return to Spurs and a reunion with Harry Redknapp, who left Fratton Park to take over at Tottenham last month, but Defoe has already declared that he is content on the South coast and has no intention of making a return to White Hart Lane.

Now reports are suggesting that Reds boss Rafa Benitez is ready to make an offer to lure Defoe to Merseyside as he looks to add some firepower to his attack at Anfield that already boasts Fernando Torres, Robbie Keane and Dirk Kuyt, with an £11million offer for Defoe being mooted.

With reports that Portsmouth will be forced to sell players in January there is every chance that Defoe could be part of any exodus. However, Benitez will have to find the funds to launch any bid for the England International, having already been told he will have to sell before he can bring in new faces to Liverpool in January by the clubs American owners.

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