Harry in the dark over Aguero
Harry Redknapp does not expect to sign Sergio Aguero, Giuseppe Rossi, Alvaro Negredo or Fernando Llorente.
Last Updated: 31/01/11 1:07pm
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has told Sky Sports News that he does not expect to sign Sergio Aguero, Giuseppe Rossi, Alvaro Negredo or Fernando Llorente.
It was reported on Sunday night that Spurs had failed in an audacious £38.5million bid to sign Atletico Madrid's Argentine superstar, Aguero.
Sky sources also understood that Tottenham were knocked back in approaches for Athletic Bilbao's Llorente, Villarreal's Rossi and Sevilla's Negredo.
But Redknapp, who is also thought to have failed in a £23m weekend attempt to capture injured Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, claims it will be a quiet transfer deadline day.
Asked about Aguero when arriving to take Tottenham's Monday morning training session, the 63-year-old told Sky Sports News: "No, I don't know anything at all about that one."
Redknapp, along with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, is famous for his activity in the transfer window and he completed the shock signing of Rafael van der Vaart on summer deadline day.
But when questioned further as to whether there could be another astonishing signing in the form of Aguero, Spurs' boss said: "It would surprise us all if that happened. But, no, I don't think there is anything in that one at all."
Redknapp travelled to Madrid earlier in January in what was understood to be a scouting mission for Aguero and club-mate Diego Forlan.
But he is also thought to have targeted Spain-based Llorente, Rossi and Negredo as he aims to improve Tottenham's misfiring attacking options.
Redknapp said of Rossi: "Fantastic player, but I wouldn't have thought so."
He then added with regards to Negredo: "Top player, but, no. Good players."
And, finally, he said of Llorente: "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.
Redknapp added: "I would be very surprised if anything happened today, there is nothing very close."
Meanwhile, Redknapp has also ruled out the possibility of allowing centre-back Jonathan Woodgate to leave on loan in the wake of Michael Dawson's suspension for his red card in Sunday's FA Cup humiliation at Fulham.
Woodgate has not played a competitive match since November 2009 due to injury and he was a target of Wolves, but Redknapp said: "No chance. No, he's not going out on loan."
Having let David Bentley join Birmingham and allowed Robbie Keane to move to West Ham, Redknapp also dismissed the possibility of Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar heading elsewhere, as he said: "No, we can't weaken the squad anymore."