Harry Redknapp has admitted that the club are unlikely to make a bid for West Ham captain Scott Parker during this transfer window reports Sky Sports.
Worryingly for Spurs supporters, Redknapp spoke of how finances are restricting him from making a move for the England international, despite rumours that West Ham will sell the midfielder for £7 million. Parker is expected to leave the Hammers this summer following the clubs relegation, as the 30 year old aims to stay in the Premier League, and is reportedly attracting the interest of Aston Villa and Chelsea, but it seems he will not be joining Tottenham in this window.
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Drogba in, Modric out.
Chelsea’s powerhouse striker Didier Drogba could be used as a makeweight by Chelsea to help bring Tottenham’s Luka Modric to Stamford Bridge, in addition to a fee thought to be around £10m, according to the Daily Star.
Spurs have already rejected two earlier bids from The Blues for the Croatian playmaker, before Modric handed in a transfer request on Wednesday. It has been reported that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is looking to add to his strikeforce at White Hart Lane, and the prolific Chelsea striker could fit the bill, despite the clubs insistence that Modric will be staying.
Spurs’ first pre-season friendly ended in defeat last night as George Lebese scored in injury time for South African club Kaizer Chiefs to defeat the London club. Second string players such as winger David Bentley and midfielder Niko Kranjcar were showcased, as both are expected to leave the club this summer. Luka Modric was named in the squad but didn’t play due to what was reported as an ankle injury, and Harry Redknapp has not made the trip for pre-season training in South Africa due to personal reasons. The clubs next pre-season fixture comes against Orlando Pirates this coming Tuesday.
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