Redknapp denies interest in trio


Harry Redknapp has played down speculation linking Spurs with James Milner, Ashley Young and Phil Jagielka.

The Spurs boss recently claimed he wanted three new signings before the new season and reports had suggested the English trio could be on his radar.

Milner has been linked with a move to Manchester City in recent weeks, but there were rumours suggesting Spurs could hijack the bid.

And whilst Redknapp admires both Milner and his Villa team-mate Young, he has no intention of making a move for either player.

“Anybody would like James Milner, he’s an outstanding young player, but he’d be way out of our depth.

“Again, I wouldn’t think they’d (Villa) want to sell Ashley Young.

“He is a good player, but he belongs to Villa. We’ve not made any enquiries for him at all.”

Redknapp has also raised concerns over his defensive options heading into the new campaign, but has ruled out a move for Everton’s Jagielka.

Asked on whether he would be targetting a new centre-back this summer, redknapp replied, “It’s a possibility.”

“I am hoping Ledley might be OK. His knee is swollen at the moment but it goes down so we will have to wait and see.

“Jagielka is a good player again, outstanding player, but we wouldn’t be in the market for someone like that.”

Redknapp also claimed he was hoping that a deal for Stipe Pletikosa would be finalised within the week.

“I think Daniel (Levy) is talking to him and there is a possibility of loaning him.

“We have two outstanding goalkeepers in (Heurelho) Gomes and Carlo Cudicini, but I do feel that maybe we need three ‘keepers with European games coming up.

“It is something we are interested in doing.”

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