Juventus Target €16m Swoop For Tottenham Hitman Jermain Defoe - Report

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has become the top January transfer target for Juventus, according to Itasportpress.

Defoe, 27, is on the Italian club's radar as he continues to impress for both Spurs and England. The hitman's hat-trick against Bulgaria at Wembley last week — after previously scoring twice in the second leg of Spurs' crucial Champions League play-off game against Young Boys — has seen his stock rise sharply around Europe, and he could be the answer for Juventus, who have been looking at signing a striker.

La Vecchia Signora are said to be keeping the spotlight firmly on Defoe, whose contract with Spurs expires in 2014.

A January transfer could arise, but the Bianconeri would have to offer the Premier League outfit at least €16 million (£13.3m) to garner attention and overcome Tottenham's likely resistance to a sale.

The Old Lady added Jorge Martinez and Fabio Quagliarella to their forward ranks this summer, but Luigi Del Neri is looking for the pace and shoot-on-sight instincts Defoe offers.

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