Redknapp doubtful over Remy signing

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits that he is pessimistic over the chances of signing highly-rated France international Loic Remy from Marseille this month, Sky Sports reports. The Spurs boss travelled to Marseille last weekend to watch the 25 year old and was impressed with his two goal performance against Lille.

Remy has long been a target for Redknapp, who is looking to add some more talent to his excellent squad at White Hart Lane. The 25 year old’s performances this season have alerted the Spurs boss even more and Redknapp was highly impressed with what he saw Remy do to the reigning French champions. Marseille boss Didier Deschamps has admitted that he would not part with Remy in the January transfer window and Remy himself said he would not leave until at least next summer. Redknapp now knows he has a slim chance of signing Remy and believes that the performance against Lille will add more money on to the French international.

The Spurs boss said: ‘People have said he might be available but I don’t think they will sell him. It was a good performance (last weekend). It probably put another £5-6million on his asking price’.

If Redknapp is to sign Remy, he would have to make room at White Hart Lane by selling one of his strikers. Jermain Defoe has been linked with a move to Liverpool, but the easiest option would be to allow Roman Pavlyuchenko to move back to his native Russia. The Spurs striker’s agent has revealed that Rubin Kazan have been in talks with Spurs over a move and Pavlyuchenko is interested in making the switch.

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