Spurs join Chelsea and Man City in £25m Striker chase

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The Rumour

SPURS are fighting Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid to land Carlos Tevez.
The Argentinian striker believes his time is up at Manchester United but wishes to stay in the Premier League.

Sources close to Tevez have told SunSport that Spurs boss Harry Redknapp loves the player so much he will try to buy him from his owners for around £25million.

Wheeler-dealer Redknapp is planning a major clearout at White Hart Lane in a bid to raise substantial funds for new players.

He wants rid of Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, England attacker Darren Bent and midfielder David Bentley — and will also consider offers for others.

Redknapp can guarantee Tevez first-team football and is convinced the popular striker would be a major hit in North London.

He reckons Tevez could take Spurs to the next level and give them a chance of competing for Champions League places.

The Source (The Sun)

The Analysis

It seems that the Carlos Tevez interview in the News of the World opened a veritable can of worms as regards to potential suitors and the latest comes in the form of Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham. The Argentine scored a wonderful goal yesterday and had another spectacular effort hit the bar and appeared to be using the crowds adulation to try and sway Sir Alex’s decision about a potential permanent move, however Ferguson is the type of manager who will not bow down to popularism and it does seem fairly certain the former West Ham man will leave and in many ways it could be the best thing for the 25 year old as clearly he would spend much of his time at Old Trafford playing second fiddle to Dimitar Berbatov so it seems that staying wouldn’t resolve the issue at hand.

As much as Redknapp would like to snare Tevez it isn’t likely to happen. Even if you dangle the carrot of a move to London you need to be able to offer Champions League football and whilst the north London side has improved drastically under the former Pompey boss the club is still not in the hunt for a top four finish, that is not to say that things can’t change, because the clearly can, it seems to me that the United man would be seeking a challenge that keeps him in the Champions League club which is why a move to Liverpool, Chelsea or perhaps Real Madrid seems far more likely should Ferguson in the end decide to let the number 32 leave the club.

The Likelihood

Tevez to Spurs: Not a chance

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