Spurs set to swoop for Zaki?

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is reported to be interested in bringing rebel Wigan striker Amr Zaki to White Hart Lane this summer. Redknapp is believed to have been in touch with Zaki’s Egyptian club Zamalek in an attempt to reduce the asking price of the striker down to £5 million, and is undeterred by the front-man’s recent failure to return to the JJB Stadium after sustaining an injury on international duty. Wigan boss Steve Bruce was keen on turning Zaki’s loan deal into a permanent one with the 26-year-old having bagged 10 Premier League goals for his side.

However, the North African's latest absence led the former Manchester United defender to comment that he had "never worked with someone as unprofessional." It is believed Redknapp is confident he can control the troublesome forward, and is determined to sign Zaki, potentially on a season-long loan similar to Wigan's arrangement this season. The Egyptian is being touted as a possible replacement for Darren Bent, who is reportedly interesting Sunderland assuming the Black Cats avoid relegation.

Fellow forward Fraizer Campbell is set to return to Manchester United when his loan deal expires in June, while Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko could find himself surplus to requirements at the end of the season.

The former Spartak Moscow front-man has netted only four top-flight goals in 23 appearances.

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