Jermain Defoe has received a whopping £5million-a-year offer to quit Spurs for Major League Soccer in January.

Toronto FC have put a stunning package - including £90,000-a-week in salary - on the table to try to tempt the “incredible” England striker away from the White Hart Lane club.

They face competition from Queens Park Rangers, however, with Harry Redknapp set make a renewed bid to persuade the 31-year-old to join their Championship promotion push.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are monitoring £15million-rated Corinthians striker Pato with a view to increasing their competition for places up front.

Defoe has scored eight goals from his 13 appearances so far this season, but remains behind £26m Roberto Soldado in Andre Villas-Boas’ first-team plans.

Emmanuel Adebayor, who was frozen out after a bust-up during pre-season with Spurs boss AVB, is set to be reintegrated into the first-team picture.

Reintroducing 6ft 3in Adebayor would be likely to push Defoe - who stands 5ft 7in - even further down the pecking order as AVB’s preference is for a big frontman to link play.