White Hart Lane looks to snare Anfield and Old Trafford squad players before the end of the month.
Harry Redknapp is looking to complete two high profile signings before the transfer window slams shut whilst also insisting that he hopes to keep Luka Modric at White Hart Lane. The Tottenham boss will look to persuade Liverpool to sell them midfielder Joe Cole whilst also approaching good friend Sir Alex Ferguson in the hope of landing Man United striker Dimitar Berbatov.
Redknapp has had a fairly sedate transfer window thus far, his only first team addition being Brad Friedel from Aston Villa as well as teenagers Cristian Ceballos and Souleymane Coulibaly, and is keen to bring in significant additions before the transfer window shuts and having sold Jamie O’Hara and Robbie Keane may have the funds to begin bidding for new signings.
Joe Cole has struggled to prove himself to boss Kenny Dalglish and appears likely to leave this month after falling far down the pecking order at Anfield following the signings of Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing. QPR and West Ham are said to be keen but some sources suggest that the former Chelsea man is hoping to reunite with Redknapp at Tottenham and Liverpool are keen to take the midfielder’s £90k a week wages off the balance sheet.
Dimitar Berbatov knew that this season he could struggle to secure first team action but when Javier Hernandez was ruled out with injury the Bulgarian international would have hoped to play a part in the club’s opening fixtures but has watched as youngster Danny Welbeck took his chance with aplomb, presenting another obstacle in the way of the former Tottenham man.
Whilst Berbatov’s exit from the North London club back in the summer of 2008 was a tad acrimonious Redknapp is sure that the club’s supporters will be more than happy to see the striker return, especially as his arrival would help beef up the club’s failing attacking options.
PSG are also keen on the 30 year old striker who last season had his most prolific season to date but is still unable to retain a place in the Old Trafford first team picture, despite netting 20 goals from 24 Premier League starts.
Last term Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, and to a lesser extent, Roman Pavlyuchenko, failed to make an impact and the Tottenham boss is keen to freshen up his attacking third and sees Joe Cole as an ideal player to help provide ammunition for that reshuffled striking pack.