Portsmouth tell Spurs Defoe price

Portsmouth want £15 million for striker Jermain Defoe.

Portsmouth want £15 million for striker Jermain Defoe.

The Sun says the England striker has the hump after being axed by boss Tony Adams for last Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Arsenal, which has alerted both Aston Villa and his former club Tottenham.

Defoe, 26, would prefer a move back to White Hart Lane for a reunion with Harry Redknapp, who only signed him for Pompey in January.

But Spurs are unwilling to match Pompey’s demands, after selling the player for just £8m 12 months ago.

Redknapp has already had two bids rejected for West Ham’s Craig Bellamy — and is desperate to sign a proven Premier League goalscorer to fire the Londoners clear of the relegation zone.

Now he will test Portsmouth’s resolve to hang on to Defoe — aware of the perilous financial position at Fratton Park.

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