The door is most definitley open for Spurs to move for £12 million striker

Jermain Defoe's days as a Portsmouth player appear numbered after Pompey executive chairman, Peter Storrie admitted he would not stand in the way of Defoe leaving Fratton Park. It has been widely speculated in recent days that Defoe could make a speedy return to White Hart Lane as Harry Redknapp looks to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window.

When asked about Jermain Defoe, Storrie had this to say : "It looks like Jermain wants to go. That is something we will be speaking to him about .... If Jermain goes it will be at our price and if there is an offer which appeals. We have always said we do not keep people who do not want to play for Portsmouth. We do not have to sell anyone but if he wants to go that is a different matter."

It is understood that Pompey will look for at least £12 million for Defoe, a figure that Spurs are likely to cough up. There is no doubt Spurs need a new striker and personally, I think Defoe would be a terrific signing. When Juande Ramos sold Defoe to Pompey last January, there were a lot of raised eyebrows amongst Spurs fans (and indeed football fans). It is clear that Redknapp likes him a lot and I feel this move will go through within the next week or so