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Arsenal boss Wenger plans shock swoop for Tottenham striker Defoe

Arsenal are preparing a shock swoop for unsettled Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe.

The Mirror says Tottenham are understood to be willing to listen to offers for the man who started only 16 League games.

The striker, signed for £15.75million from Portsmouth two years ago, could now become the fox in the box the Gunners have long been crying out for.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis have both insisted the club will be far busier this summer than they have been in recent transfer windows.

With Nicklas Bendtner having declared his intention to quit the Emirates, Wenger is hunting a top-class marksman to give some cutting edge to his team's play.

While the signing of Defoe, 27, would require the player to cross the bitter north London divide, the stark reality is he was a fringe player at White Hart Lane last season but would have much to offer at the Emirates.

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