Jermain Defoe is ready to push for Tottenham departure.

The Mirror says Defoe, 31, is concerned about his World Cup place after losing his status as a regular starter at Tottenham this season.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has used big signing Roberto Soldado this season with Defoe becoming more of a bit-part player or regular substitute.

Queens Park Rangers and his former club West Ham have also been looking at developments, even if a return would be a gamble because he had an acrimonious exit from Upton Park earlier in his career.

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