Tottenham news – Spurs already in Cahill talks, Rossi move lined-up for Jan, Harry wants the best of Modric

Spurs already in Cahill talks.

According to The Metro, Tottenham have already approached Bolton over a move for defender Gary Cahill in January.

The Bolton defender was expected to make the move to White Hart Lane after Bolton and Spurs discussed a move for the whole of transfer deadline day. A deal could not be arranged for Cahill, but Spurs are desperate to try and secure a deal for the England defender to move in January.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is sitting on a large amount of transfer funds to launch a move for the Bolton defender and is confident that he will bring in Cahill. The two clubs were too far apart from their valuations, with Bolton holding out for an offer of between £15-20m, and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is contemplating a package to attract the Trotters to part with their prized asset.

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Rossi move lined-up for Jan.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is said to be dissatisfied with the dealings he made on transfer deadline day and is eager to make up in January, The Daily Mail reports.

Redknapp managed to lower the Spurs wage bill by offloading Scottish international right back Alan Hutton and midfielder Jermaine Jenas to Aston Villa. He also sold Wilson Palacios and Peter Crouch to Stoke City and loaned David Bentley to West Ham, which helped to bring in around £25m for the Spurs boss to use to strengthen in January.

The Spurs manager was said to be disappointed that he missed out on signing Gary Cahill and missed out on the chance to bring in Chelsea defender Alex. Redknapp also failed to bring in another new striker after a summer-long pursuit of several options and will be hoping that the talent he holds at White Hart Lane will fire on all cylinders this season.

Emmanuel Adebayor signed on a season-long loan from Manchester City, but Redknapp was hoping for a permanent deal with a striker such as Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi. The Spurs boss might go back into the market in January to pick up a forward and could see Rossi as his number one target.

Harry wants the best of Modric.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has told Croatian midfielder Luka Modric to knuckle down and recapture his best form, The Sun reports.

Modric was widely expected to complete a move to Chelsea this summer after revealing that his intention was to quit Tottenham and join the Blues. Blues chairman Roman Abramovich tabled a £40m offer for the 25 year old, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stook to his statement about not selling and Modric is still a Spurs player.

Redknapp has a task to get Modric’s spirits and mindset back on playing his best for Spurs and expects Modric to respond to the new signing of Scott Parker in midfield.

The Spurs boss said: ‘I am delighted that Modric is still here. The chairman stood firm and I hope he will go on to have a great season for us. We are strong in the middle of the park now.’

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