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Harry wants Defoe deal

Queens Park Rangers will try to lure prolific FC Toronto striker Jermain Defoe back to the Premier League during the January transfer window if the price is right, manager Harry Redknapp said.

The 32-year-old Defoe, who scored 124 goals during his time in the Premier League, has previously worked under Redknapp at Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth.

The QPR coach came close to signing the former England international again from Major League Soccer (MLS) team Toronto during the summer but a deal did not materialise.

It was reported that a deal had been done to sign the striker in January but Redknapp said nothing had been confirmed, though he would continue to pursue the player.

"No, I don't think anything is anywhere near being concluded with Jermain," Redknapp said. "We tried to get Jermain before the deadline (in the summer transfer window), but I don't think there is any movement on that one at the moment. I am a fan of Jermain's, I have signed him enough times. He is a goalscorer and obviously a player you would like at your club."


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