Defoe will join Mido at the Spurs exit door once Bent is bought

Last updated at 08:11 27 June 2007


Tottenham will listen to offers for Jermain Defoe as soon as they complete Darren Bent's signing from Charlton.

Spurs hope to tie up a four-year-deal for Bent worth an initial £13m in the next 48 hours despite officials at The Valley looking to bump up the price.

And once Bent is landed, the Daily Mirror reports Spurs will let Defoe go if they receive a bid of around £12m for him and hope Liverpool can be enticed into making a move.

While Defoe, 24, wants to stay at White Hart Lane, chairman Daniel Levy believes the England striker and his advisors are ignoring the offer of talks for a new contract worth £30,000 a week.

Spurs have also been linked with Manchester United striker Alan Smith, he and Bent taking the places of Defoe and Mido whose move to Fulham collapsed this week.

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