Liverpool battling QPR for Tottenham striker Defoe

QPR and Liverpool are ready to battle for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe.

QPR and Liverpool are ready to battle for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe.

The People says the England striker has revealed his frustration with a lack of first-team starts at Tottenham and is likely to be granted a move this summer if a £10million price tag is met.

Liverpool were keen to sign Defoe, 29, before Kenny Dalglish's sacking and so any potential move to Anfield is on ice until the club appoint a new manager and sporting director.

Rangers boss Mark Hughes is aware of Defoe's availability as he looks to overhaul a squad which only narrowly avoided relegation last term.

QPR are one of the few clubs who could meet Tottenham's valuation as well as wages of around £70,000 a week.

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