Redknapp rocked by Vieira return reports

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he was shocked to hear of Arsenal’s reported interest in re-signing Patrick Vieira. And he admitted that, should it be true, the French international would almost certainly choose the Emirates Stadium over his side. The 62-year-old recently revealed that the 33-year-old Frenchman - who made more than 250 league appearances for the Gunners, winning three Premier League titles and four FA Cups - was tempted to join Arsenal's arch rivals. But, speaking in Beijing as Spurs prepared to face West Ham United in the Barclays Asia Trophy, he admitted that talks had stalled over a potential deal. And the former Portsmouth boss admitted he was surpirsed to hear of Arsene Wenger's apparent interest in signing the central midfielder. “That is surprising but I had heard nothing about it," he said. “I am sure he will be a good signing whoever he signs for. “He belonged to Arsenal, he was fantastic there so if an opportunity to go back there came along then I'm sure he would take it. “But I haven't spoke to anyone, it could only be a rumour so I don't know.” NEWS: Redknapp - All quiet on Vieira front NEWS: Henry - I'd never advise anyone to sign for Spurs NEWS: Redknapp - Vieira tempted by Tottenham NEWS: Vieira set to stay at San Siro NEWS: Gold - Vieira deal not dead yet NEWS: Birmingham bid to bring in Vieira NEWS: Vieira pondering Inter Milan future NEWS: Vieira hints at return to homeland NEWS: Vieira rules out return to England ARSENAL FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter SPURS FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter