The Sunday Mirror says Defoe is to become a father to a baby son.
Anne-Marie Moore, 31, is expecting the Tottenham Hotspur player’s child early next year.
She dated Defoe, 29, for around nine months but the romance ended when Anne-Marie realised he wasn’t ready to settle down.
They rekindled their relationship four months ago and Anne-Marie became pregnant... but the pair are now no longer a couple.
A source close to England striker Defoe said: “Jermain plans to be fully involved in the child’s life. He has been going to the scans and will do everything he can to support the child financially and emotionally.”