Redknapp refutes Crouch sale

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Peter Crouch

Harry Redknapp has slammed reports that Peter Crouch could be on his way out of Spurs, insisting he is not for sale.

Reports have linked Crouch with moves to Liverpool, Everton and Sunderland of late, but Redknapp has said that the England forward won’t be going anywhere this summer.

“Not a chance. He is not for sale. He is not going anywhere.

“I am a big fan of Peter’s. I brought him to the club and I have no interest in letting him go.”

Crouch was a major first-team player for Spurs last season, but found his role slightly more part-time after the resurgence of Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Redknapp also spoke of his desire to bring Craig Bellamy to Spurs, although he expressed his doubts over a deal being forthcoming.

“I think we tried to get him, but they don’t want to let him go, and if they don’t want to let him go to Tottenham or anywhere else, that is up to them.

“If he is out of their 25-man squad, it means he can’t play until Christmas. It looks almost certain he will go. He has got to play football. That is ridiculous really.

“If he is not in their squad they are not going to want him to be around. Be honest, you wouldn’t want Craig Bellamy sitting around, coming into the dressing room every day when he is not happy.

“He is an outstanding player and if he is available he would be of interest to us.”

Bellamy has been left out of Manchester City’s 25-man squad for the Premier League and is up for sale from Eastlands.

The Welshman was one of the most dangerous players in the Premier League last season and would prove an excellent addition to the squad, having had Champions League experience with Liverpool previously.

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