Which Tottenham star does Harry Redknapp recommend Chelsea sign?

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Which Tottenham player does former boss Harry Redknapp feel would be ideal for Chelsea as a stop-gap?

Jan Vertonghen was not the only Tottenham player tipped for a move to another club by former boss Harry Redknapp this weekend.

The QPR manager touted the Belgian as a 'perfect fit' for Manchester City in his Sun column, but there was another player he talked up as being right for London rivals Chelsea.

Discussing Chelsea's options in the transfer window, Redknapp's pearls of wisdom were that the Blues should first of all go all out to sign Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

Realising however that United are to be unwilling to sell the player mid-season, or perhaps at all - he points to Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe as the answer to Chelsea's problems.

He writes: "If Jose is looking for a Plan B, he could do worse than bring in Jermain Defoe. 

"He is another natural scorer who would thrive in the Chelsea system."

We are sure Mourinho will take note, but equally make his own mind up with regard to a striker who has not scored a single Premier League goal all season - in three starts and nine substitute appearances.

Redknapp may be out of touch on this occasion anyhow. Defoe is strongly tipped to seal a switch to MLS side Toronto FC in March, where he would play under former Spurs defender Ryan Nelsen - now manager of the club.

As for where Defoe would fit in at Chelsea, it's hard to believe he would be up upgrade on Demba Ba, who has himself failed to shine as he did at Newcastle.

Chelsea fans might be thankful perhaps that a Mirror report from May 2012 that the club wanted Harry Redknapp as manager turned out not to be true.

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