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Redknapp closed for business?

SoccerNews in La Liga 31 Jan 2011

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has rubbished reports of a bid for Sergio Aguero and predicted a quiet deadline day at White Hart Lane.

English Premier League outfit Spurs were linked with an audacious 38.5-million-pound transfer bid for Atletico Madrid striker Aguero on Sunday.

The club also reportedly made advances to forwards Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Giuseppe Rossi (Villareal) and Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla) in an attempt to shore up their front third before the transfer window slams shut at 2300GMT on Monday.

Reporters peppered Redknapp with questions as he arrived for Tottenham’s Monday training session, but the Spurs boss insisted he was not expecting any new faces at White Hart Lane.

“No, I don’t know anything about that one,” he said when asked of Aguero, who signed a new contract with Atletico on Monday.

“We’d have all of them, they’d improve us. But I can’t see any of them being here.”

“I would tell you, honestly. I should be going home after training today. I don’t intend to be sticking around here until 11 o’clock tonight, there’s nothing happening.”

“I would be very surprised if anything happened today. There is nothing very close.”

Meanwhile, Redknapp ruled out allowing centre-back Jonathan Woodgate and Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar to leave on loan.

Woodgate has been cruelled by a groin injury since late 2009 but is nearing full fitness once more, while Kranjcar has struggled to break into a first team loaded with talent of the ilk of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Rafael van der Vaart.

“No chance, we can’t weaken the squad anymore,” the Spurs boss said.

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