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Spurs manager struggling to sell players to make room for new stars

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that he fears he will be unable to buy the stars he believes could help the club move forward this season, because he can't offload the players whose sales would provide him with the necessary transfer funds.

Redknapp has been linked throughout the summer with the likes of Manchester City's Craig Bellamy and AC Milan's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, but is still trying to sell Robbie Keane, David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas and Alan Hutton to make room for his new stars.

Redknapp said: "We're not going to win the league, not unless we improve. But if we get the players I want then we've got a chance. I have three players on my list but I would say our chances of getting them are slim because it's very difficult to do deals at the moment."

The Spurs boss will be hoping James Milner's move to Manchester City will spark some movement in the market, with Aston Villa then being in a position to buy long-term target Robbie Keane. Keane was in sparkling form yesterday, as he got himself on the scoresheet twice in a 3-2 win over Fiorentina at White Hart Lane.

Villa have reportedly also been credited with an interest in Jermaine Jenas, who may prove to be a replacement for the outgoing Milner.

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