Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is interested in a loan move away in January.

The People says Defoe fears his lack of first-team starts will cost him a place in Fabio Capello's squad - and gave interested clubs a timely ­reminder with the winner at West Brom yesterday.

He does not want to leave Tottenham for good because he still ­believes he can cut it with a top-six club and wants ­another stab at Champions League football.

A loan would suit the player - and Everton boss David Moyes, desperate for more strike power, would love to bring Defoe to ­Goodison.

QPR have asked about signing him on a permanent deal and could be ­interested in a loan.