Darijo Srna has revealed that Tottenham have joined the race to sign him, after admitting to having discussions with champions Chelsea in recent months.
The 28-year-old has long been considered one of the best right-backs in the world, and the Croatian national side’s captain is thought to fancy a move to the Premier League.
Chelsea’s procrastination in securing his services could offer an advantage to Spurs, who have Srna’s Croatian national team-mate Luka Modric in their ranks. While the Blues’ almost inevitable trophy haul could yet convince Srna, his admittance to Spurs’ interest could offer Harry Redknapp an incentive to pursue a deal according to Footylatest.
Forlan rules out transfer.
Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan has revealed he has no plans to return to the Premier League following reports that Spurs and Liverpool are interested in bringing the Urguayan international back to England.
He has enjoyed a revival since departing Old Trafford, and was one of the standout performers at this summer’s World Cup. Despite his reluctance to leave current club Atletico Madrid, the 31-year-old admits it may not be his decision to make.
According to Fans FC, he said: “I would love to retire at Atletico Madrid. But the board are the ones who decide and we must remember that. I have a contract and I’m very happy. I always answer the same when there are rumours. I’ve never said I wanted to leave. If offers come in, it’s necessary to see what is best for the club and best for me. I have certain plans for the future, but things change and it is difficult to know what will happen, but I want to continue in Europe for as long as possible.”
Pienaar rumours persist.
Spurs are also interested in securing the bargain signing of Everton winger Steven Pienaar in January according to Sportingo.
The South African international is out of contract at Goodison Park at the end of the season, and as a result Redknapp could make a cut-price bid to encourage the Toffees to cash in and sell the 28-year-old six months early.
Aaron Lennon’s recent form has dissuaded Spurs from breaking the bank for the new winger they have been seeking, though with the opportunity of a cheap-now-or-free-later deal Pienaar could fit the bill perfectly at White Hart Lane.