Redknapp rules out Crouch sale

Image: Crouch: Not for sale

Harry Redknapp has scoffed at reports suggesting he could be prepared to offload Peter Crouch.

Spurs boss shrugs off striker speculation

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has scoffed at reports suggesting he could be prepared to offload Peter Crouch. The England international has been linked with a move to Sunderland of late, while transfer gossip has also claimed that he could be set for a return to Liverpool. However, Redknapp insists there is no chance of him allowing the towering frontman to leave White Hart Lane. "Not a chance. He is not for sale. He is not going anywhere," said the Spurs boss. "I am a big fan of Peter's. I brought him to the club and I have no interest in letting him go." Rather than depleting his attacking options, Redknapp is still keen to enhance them before the summer transfer window slams shut.


He continues to keep close tabs on Nice's highly-rated France international Loic Remy, while Craig Bellamy remains a long-standing target. The Welshman has been left out of Manchester City's 25-man Premier League squad for the coming season, paving the way for a departure from Eastlands. Redknapp admits he would be more than happy to offer the much-travelled striker regular football at Tottenham, but accepts that City are unlikely to let Bellamy join one of their top four rivals. "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," said Redknapp. "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 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 certainly be of interest to us."

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