Redknapp quashes all transfer talk

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Harry Redknapp has played down all transfer talk involving Tottenham for the time being.

Reports had suggested Redknapp was planning a swoop for Sulley Muntari of Inter Milan, whilst Roman Pavlyuchenko has been linked with a move to Zenit St Petersburg.

Muntari played under Redknapp at Portsmouth, but has been constantly linked with a return to England since moving to Inter, with Spurs the name most often linked.

Redknapp still holds Muntari in high regard, but has no plans to make a bid in January.

“I’ve never made an enquiry about Sulley. I like Sulley, he was a terrific player for me at Portsmouth. I remember the day when he scored two at Villa that day when we went there and played fantastic.

“Sulley is a top player, but I’ve not spoken to Jose Mourinho about him.”

Pavlyuchenko has been linked with a move away from the club, as the Russian has struggled for game time ahead of the in form trio of Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch.

Reports had suggested that a deal had already been struck for the 27 year old to move to Zenit in January, but Redknapp has denied all talk of that, claiming he wants to keep Pavlyuchenko at Spurs.

“I don’t get involved in agreeing deals. If someone spoke to the chairman, that’s different, but the chairman would have told me.

“If there is any negotiations anyway, that’s above my head. As far as I know Daniel has never rung me and spoke about Pav going and he would have done.

“He’s a good player, Pav, and I do feel sorry for him. It’s just we’ve three players this season who’ve all scored hat-tricks – Keano, Crouchy and Jermain Defoe.

“It’s been hard for him, but he’s a good player and i like him very much. I really don’t want to lose him.”

Redknapp has also indicated there will be no move for David James in January either, as he seems satisfied to keep with Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini until the end of the season at least.

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