Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has denied reports linking him with a move for Portsmouth goalkeeper David James. According to the Daily Mirror on Friday, the former Pompey boss was plotting another raid on his old club, following the captures of Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch, by submitting a bid for England glove-man James. Spurs are currently awaiting news on first-choice stopper Heurelho Gomes, who limped out of the club's 5-1 win at Hull City in midweek that sent the White Hart Lane outfit to the top of the Premier League. Redknapp has already recalled youngster David Button from a loan spell at Crewe Alexandra to back-up second choice 'keeper Carlo Cudicini. But despite reports linking Tottenham with a £2 million move for James following the injury to Gomes, Redknapp has insisted that he is not in need of another goalkeeper. "I couldn't do anything with David," he said on Sky Sports News. "I think he's a great goalkeeper but he belongs to Portsmouth and we're not in the market to buy another goalie. "As long as Carlo is playing and he's fit then we're okay. We've got two top keepers, one of them is injured, but I've still got Carlo." James has recently lost his place as England's first choice custodian. But a move to Tottenham, who are expected to do well this season, could help him re-cement his place in the Three Lions' squad for South Africa next summer. Only last week, James spoke about the ongoing uncertainty of Portsmouth players at Fratton Park as the club's takeover plans continue to stall. Speaking in his column in the Observer, James said: "Hearing that dreaded word - administration - attached to a Premier League Club, albeit speculatively, is unprecedented in this division. "Hearing it in association with your own club is much worse. This league is supposed to be bulletproof. "But over the summer months, as we began to sell our players, those left in the dressing room couldn't help looking round and wondering, 'Who's next?'. "You can't help but start wondering whose fault this is." PORTSMOUTH FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Boy's A Bit Special Armand Traore Ask A Silly Question Peter Crouch What Happened Next? Peter Marinello Plus! Chris Kamara on Weekend Wonders and Pompey on Talentspotter SPURS FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’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
21 August 2009
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