His current contract with Sunderland comes off in June 2019.
City’s academy side will visit Sunderland on January 22, the night before the senior team play the second leg of their League Cup semi-final against third tier Burton.
The 36-year-old Defoe, whose former clubs include West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Sunderland, said being managed by Gerrard would feel odd at first but that he hoped his experience of playing under another relatively young manager in Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe would help him settle in to life in Scotland.
While at Arsenal, he had loan spells at Sunderland, Birmingham City and Juventus before making a permanent move to German club Wolfsburg.
The Ghanaian gate crashed the richest African footballers' list when he signed for Al Ain in the United Arab United (UAE) from English side, Sunderland in 2012.
SunSport quoting Ghana news outlet MyNewsGh.com reveals that the former Sunderland forward has not spoken to his family for four months now.
The department has identified the Rooiwal, Klipgat, Baviaanspoort and Sunderland wastewater treatment works as plants that need to be fixed.