2 Jan 2009

Defoe set to leave Pompey

11:19 am on 2 January 2009

Portsmouth admit that England striker Jermain Defoe is set to leave the English Premier League football club during the January transfer window.

Defoe has been linked with moves to Manchester City, Aston Villa as well as a return to former club Spurs who he left 12 months ago.

Pompey chairman Peter Storrie conceded for the first time the 26-year-old is set to be on his way while also rubbishing reports that the FA Cup holders are about to lose Glen Johnson and Peter Crouch.