Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is keen to raise funds from squad players such as Defoe in the belief that Real Madrid target Gareth Bale will be staying at White Hart Lane next season.

It's all gone very quiet on the Bale front with no news at all coming from the negotiations that are supposed to be taking place between Spurs and Real. They say "no news is good news" and this could be true for Tottenham fans at the moment.

Defoe 30 will only be a bit-part player at Tottenham next season following the arrival of Roberto Soldado from Valencia for a club-record £26m and both Levy and Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas are happy to allow him to leave if a club meets the £6m asking price.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has worked with Defoe at Spurs and Portsmouth and would love him at Loftus Road to help the club's push for promotion back to the Premier League.

But reports say that QPR owner Tony Fernandes would prefer a loan move which is something that Spurs will not consider.

Defoe will speak to England manager Roy Hodgson this week when the team gather for Wednesday's friendly international against Scotland to ask him if Championship football will affect his chances of being involved at next year's World Cup in Brazil.