Defoe’s financial demands could scupper Prem move

Ashley Colbourn
Jermain Defoe: In demand

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe could be forced to remain at the club due to his hefty financial demands, a report claims. 

The 34-year-old had a clause in his Black Cats contract that allows him to leave on a free transfer when they got relegated to the Championship.

The Daily Star is reporting that Defoe had a medical with Bournemouth last month, but the Cherries are stalling on the move due to the finances involved.

The paper claims he wants an £8million signing on fee and a three-year contract worth £80,000 a week, meaning he would cost his potential suitors £20million over a three-year period.

The striker bagged 15 goals last season as Sunderland finished bottom of the Premier League under David Moyes, but turns 35 in October.

West Ham are also keen on the player, who scored on his return to the England squad against Lithuania in March.