Tottenham Ready for Crazy £17m Swap, Harry Wants World Class Star and Gomes is Good!

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So we start this round up with a very peculiar bit of gossip doing the rounds, see if you think this makes any sense at all!

Tottenham have their sights on Sunderland hitman Kenwyne Jones again.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will face competition from both Aston Villa and Liverpool.

But his bargaining chip could be skipper Robbie Keane, despite the White Hart Lane boss saying he does not want to sell the Irishman in January.

Redknapp has been told he must sell before he can buy in 2010, but he could fund another move for Jones by cashing in on either Keane or Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.

The Black Cats rejected a £16million bid from Spurs for the Trinidad and Tobago striker last season, with Jones committing himself to a new four-and-a-half year deal on Wearside in January.

But Redknapp remains a firm admirer of his swashbuckling style and could even try to tempt Black Cats boss Steve Bruce by offering Republic of Ireland star Keane in part-exchange. (Daily Mirror)

OK, so does anyone think this deal would be of any use whatsoever? I don’t rate Kenwyne Jones, he is a hustle and bustle player who flatters to deceive and isn’t as good as any front man we have at the club, so to give Sunderland Robbie Keane, albeit a shadow of his usual self, in such a deal beggars belief and will surely not see the light of day!

Luca Toni’s agent has confirmed that Roma are one of a number of clubs chasing him.

The Italian international will be allowed to leave Bayern Munich in January, most likely on loan.

A host of clubs have been linked and Roma have been quick to throw their hat into the ring for his signature.

Inter Milan, Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham are also linked with Toni and his agent Tullio Tinti has confirmed there are a number of options open to him. (Sky Sports)

Now this is a bit more like it. If Roman does leave then I don’t think we need to break the bank to bring in another striker and the role would best suit a veteran striker who has a proven strike record and would put pressure on any front pairing Harry puts up. Luca Toni may well be the wrong side of 30 but he would surely jump at the chance of a Premier League swansong and would surely prefer a more to White Hart Lane than to West Ham. Quite why Bayern Munich would want to offload such a talented frontman who has a fantastic record at the Allianz Arena is beyond me and Louis Van Gaal shows no sign of wanting to use the Italian international.

Finally a big pat on the bench for Heurelho Gomes who continues to impress between the sticks, three consecutive clean sheets off the back of some impressive performances have shown that the one time bungling keeper was indeed a very good addition and hopefully he can continue to inspire the back four’s confidence.

Hopefully we can get past the Hammers tomorrow and help keep the pressure up on the top four ahead of some big matches coming up.

WHL Frank

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