Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean is chasing Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe.

The Mirror says Kean wants to try to talk Defoe into leaving London to lead his side's attack this season and is being given the cash to land him by the club's new owners.

Defoe had a poor season at Tottenham, losing his regular place in the side, and now Kean aims to convince him that Rovers would be a better move for him than staying on the White Hart Lane bench.

Rovers are looking to buy Defoe outright, although there is a possibility the prolific striker could be part of a swap involving centre-half Chris Samba, who is a top Tottenham target.

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