According to reports, Bournemouth striker Jermaine Defoe is being targeted by Sheffield United for their promotion push with the former England international failing to start a single Premier League game for Bournemouth this season.

The Veteran striker is on the Championship club radar for a six month loan spell as he still has a season left on his Bournemouth contract after moving from Sunderland in the summer.

Sheffield United are now understood to be weighing on a move for the veteran striker to boost their hopes for promotion.

The Blades boss, Chris Wilder is in the market for a number 9 in the January transfer window after getting within sight of the English Premier League and has added Jermaine Defoe to his wish list with the forward failing to start a single Premier League game this season under Eddie Howe.

The 36 year old has just a year left on his Bournemouth contract and the club would need to help out with his wages to loan him to the Championship.

Defoe joined the Cherries in 2017, returning to the club after previously starring for the south coast club on loan from West Ham in the 2000/2001 season.

The experienced striker has played in over 500 Premier League games for various clubs including West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Bournemouth in a club career spanning almost 20 years and 162 goals.

Defoe also turned out for England 53 times, scoring 20 goals.

He was recently honored for setting up the Jermaine Defoe Foundation, which helps support vulnerable, homeless and abused children in his family’s home country of St. Lucia.

Jermaine Defoe received the OBE at Buckingham Palace for his charity work and dedicated the award to his friend, Bradley Lowery who passed away just last year.

After receiving the award, Defoe admitted he felt proud to receive such a prestigious award, the OBE (Order of the British Empire) before dedicating the award to Bradley Lowery.

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