Transfer Rumours: Bournemouth target Defoe reunion amid more free transfer claims, Man United and Chelsea battle for £70m striker

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Jermain Defoe’s future is again a major talking point in the media, with more claims that he can leave on a free transfer in the summer if Sunderland are relegated.

That has prompted reports that Bournemouth – where Defoe enjoyed a successful loan spell early in his career – are keen on the veteran. Elsewhere in our round-up, Rafa benitez’s Newcastle future is discussed, along with Premier League giants battling it out for an in-form striker. See below for details.