• Premier League

Tottenham continue to stall Defoe talks

ESPN staff
November 1, 2013
Ryan Nelsen is interested in bringing Defoe to the MLS

Jermain Defoe could be inching closer to a move away from Tottenham as the club continue to stall talks over a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.

Defoe's contract at White Hart Lane expires in 18 months, but the striker has not yet been offered a new deal; a stark contrast to the situation of Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker, who both committed their futures to the North London side by signing new long-term contracts in recent weeks.

Since the summer arrival of Roberto Soldado, Defoe has started only one Premier League game this season - a 3-0 defeat to West Ham.

Despite scoring eight goals already this term - in the League Cup and Europa League - and equalling Martin Chivers' club record of 22 European goals for the club, Defoe could be pushed further down the pecking order with reports suggesting Andre Villas-Boas is keen to bring in another striker during the January transfer window.

Tottenham tried to offload both Defoe and fellow striker Emmanuel Adebayor during the summer, while Ryan Nelsen recently declared his intention to sign Defoe for MLS side Toronto.

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