Tottenham manager denies bids for Ferdinand and Cahill

Tottenham had a poor start to the season which saw the north London club heavily beaten by Manchester United and Manchester City. However, since those opening two games, Spurs have won all four of their matches and Harry Redknapp may be looking to strengthen the team further in January if there is a realistic chance of his side making the…

Tottenham had a poor start to the season which saw the north London club heavily beaten by Manchester United and Manchester City.

However, since those opening two games, Spurs have won all four of their matches and Harry Redknapp may be looking to strengthen the team further in January if there is a realistic chance of his side making the Champions League next term.

Tottenham have been linked with moves for Gary Cahill and Rio Ferdinand, with Redknapp having worked with the latter at West Ham several years ago.

However, Redknapp denies that there have been fresh bids for any players, claiming that the prospect of signing Ferdinand hasn’t even occurred to him.

“I haven’t even thought about Rio to be honest,” Redknapp said.

“I signed him as a kid. I love Rio as a boy and a player, but it’s not something we have ever enquired about.

“It’s going to be difficult for him to leave Man United isn’t it?

“I’m not looking to strengthen in defence, really. We are strong in defence. We have Dawson, King, Gallas, Kaboul and (Sebastien) Bassong.”

Even so, with King and Gallas injury-prone, Redknapp might be looking for a bargain or two when the January transfer window opens.

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