West Ham are preparing to launch a bid to acquire the services of Jermain Defoe from Sunderland.
Defoe started his career at West Ham and it is believed Slaven Bilic will offer Sunderland £6 million for the in-form striker.
Bilic is desperate for reinforcements up-front as his side continue to falter; flops Simone Zaza and Joseph Calleri have both returned to their parent clubs.
If Sunderland were to allow the move of Defoe to West Ham it would all but confirm their destiny.
The club’s current top scorer, with 8 goals, Defoe is vital to the Black Cats’ fight against relegation.
However, this one might not be in David Moyes’ hands.
News broke this month that Sunderland would have a lack of funds in the January transfer window, leading Moyes to comment that he wouldn’t have joined in the Summer had he known this.
Sunderland, clearly, have financial problems and the sale of Defoe might be necessary if they are to rid themselves of such troubles.
Huge ramifications for Sunderland
The selling of the 34 year-old would undermine Moyes’ management and potentially lead to his quitting.
This transfer will have huge ramifications, if it comes off.
Written by Michael Jones
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