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Allen insists QPR target Defoe required Spurs player

Tottenham coach Clive Allen insists they want to keep Jermain Defoe.

Defoe has been linked with QPR for the January market.

But Allen told talkSPORT: "Jermain has been very unfortunate. He came for back pre-season looking sharp and in good shape. But Harry has made his decisions in terms of who has been playing and the results been fantastic.

"It's a nice problem to have, but we know the quality Jermain has. He's a fantastic player and goalscorer and he'll certainly play his part."

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