posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 01:23 PM
Tottenham are ready to double Jermain Defoe's money at White Hart Lane in a bid to ward off any potential suitors.
The England hitman has scored 15 goals for Spurs this term and is pushing Michael Owen all the way as England's leading frontman.
Defoe is currently earning less than half of top-earner Robbie Keane's 40,000 a week and Spurs are preparing to significantly up that offer on the
remaining three and a half years of his contract.
London rivals Chelsea have understandably been talked about as one potential destination, but Mourinho has already denied his interest in the
22-year-old and has ruled out a January swoop.
But Defoe will undoubtably attract other offers with Spanish giants Barcelona believed to be a keen admirers.