Bournemouth are set to revive their interest in Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, according to the Mirror.
The Cherries were linked with a move to sign the thirty-three-year-old in the summer, though then Black Cats’ manager Dick Advocat and owner Ellis Short refused to do business.
The former England international had a loan spell at Bournemouth at the beginning of the century, and impressed with nineteen goals in thirty-one appearances in all competitions.
The Wearside outfit will not let Defoe go without a fight, as they once again look to battle their way out of the Premier League’s bottom three.
The former Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and West Ham United man scored a brace as Sam Allardyce’s side beat fellow strugglers Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Even with that victory, Sunderland are four points from safety but they can now be backed at a price of 4/1 to stay up.