The Daily Mail says Defoe is finally free to play in Tottenhamâ€™s Barclays Premier League clash at Wigan on Sunday after chairman Daniel Levy came to an agreement with Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie last night.
Pompey had been angered by Spursâ€™ decision to parade Defoe on the pitch before Tuesdayâ€™s Carling Cup semi-final with Burnley when he had yet to sign for them.
Defoe has been training with his new team-mates all week, but behind the scenes Levy was still thrashing out a deal for the striker with Storrie.
Although a fee of Â£15.75million had been agreed by the clubs on Monday, Portsmouth had not agreed to Tottenhamâ€™s proposed payments schedule and were beginning to drag their heels, with late interest in the player from Manchester City.
Last night, Spursâ€™ highly-regarded club secretary John Alexander received what one insider referred to as a â€˜herogramâ€™ from Levy after completing the paperwork in time for Defoe to play against Wigan.