Tottenham news – Redknapp: Wages mean we can’t challenge, Pav waits on Spurs, New Modric bid

Redknapp: Wages mean we can’t challenge.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that his club are not among the favourites for the Premier League because they cannot offer high wages to the top players in order to lure them to White Hart Lane.

Speaking to Sky Sports Redknapp said: “Imagine what their wages will be. It’s incredible. They are all on 100 grand a week plus. Wages have gone crazy. It’s gone beyond belief and made it really hard to compete for top players. If you want to be a top four side, it’s difficult because we can’t pay those kind of wages.”

The Spurs manager has found it difficult to bring in new players this summer but he will persist in an attempt to improve the squad before the season begins.

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Pav waits on Spurs.

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has admitted he is waiting for the club to inform him if he is part of their plans for the coming season. The Russian striker has seen no progress in relation to a new contract and is aware that one of the strikers at the club maybe offloaded this summer.

Speaking to the Star on Sunday he said: “We now have five strikers. Obviously someone is going to be either sold or sent on loan. There is no news about my contract yet, so all we have to do now is wait and see.”

New Modric bid.

The Sun have reported today that Chelsea will make a fresh bid to lure Luka Modric away from Spurs. It will be their third bid for the Croatian midfielder after having bids for £22 and £27 million.

Chelsea are confident that their new bid, expected to be £30 million, will be enough to finally land their man. It is understood that new manager Andre Villas-Boas feels the side need more attacking options if they are to compete with Manchester United this season.

Both Harry Redknapp and Daniel Levy have already stated that Modric is not for sale at any price but Chelsea refuse to give up.

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