Tottenham eye duo to shore up defence.
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Tottenham Hotspur are considering moving for West Ham pair Robert Green and James Tomkins.
Hammers co-chairman David Gold confirmed on twitter that keeper Green, who is part of England’s Euro 2012 squad, has decided to leave Upton Park as a free agent this summer.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is an admirer of 32-year-old Green and needs a younger option in goal, with Brad Friedel, 41, and Carlo Cudicini, 38, in the twilight of their careers and Heurelho Gomes untrusted and likely to be sold.
Meanwhile, the North London club are awaiting a response from their rivals after bidding £5 million for centre-back Tomkins. The 23-year-old is regarded as a big talent and has already played over 100 games for the Hammers. He missed just one league match last season as ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce guided West Ham straight back to the Premier League, via the playoffs.
Spurs are expected to tie up a deal for Belgian utility man Jan Vertonghen this week but are in the market for another centre-back, with Ledley King expected to announce his retirement and Ryan Nelsen set for a move to the MLS.
It is understood that West Ham co-chairmen Gold and David Sullivan will fight to keep Tomkins at the club but the duo are powerless to prevent Green’s departure.
Allardyce has lined up Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, who he worked with at the Reebok Stadium, as Green’s replacement.