Redknapp confirms interest in striker

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed that he is interested in signing Marseille striker Loic Remy, but has not made a move for the attacker as yet.

The North London club were yesterday rumoured to be ready to offer the Ligue 1 side Roman Pavlyuchenko as a makeweight in a player-plus-cash deal, but Remy’s agent stated that this did not interest the Stade Velodrome outfit.

Didier Deschamps’ men value Remy at £20 million, and Redknapp has admitted that he has an eye on the France international.

“He is a good player,” the Spurs boss told reporters in a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Everton.

“We could have had him a couple of years ago, to be honest with you. He has pushed on. He was a player we looked at and I watched him a couple of times at that stage, but he went to Marseille.

“There is interest there. But that is as far (as it goes). At the moment, there is nothing more than that,” he confirmed.

Meanwhile Redknapp also refused to rule Tottenham out of challenging for the Premier League title, but said that a top four finish is the club’s main goal.

“We have to believe we can do it and have that belief that we can keep challenging.

“I am not going to say ‘We are going to win the league’ as it is going to be very difficult – just look at Man United’s squad and City’s squad, they have fantastic players and can make changes everywhere. Their forward players are incredible.

“Fergie will look at it and say ‘They are going well, they are playing well’. He is not disrespectful to write us off completely.

“It will be difficult for us to finish above them or Man City, but you just never know do you?

“If we got Champions League football again we would be delighted here. That is what we really wanted to do this year, anything above would be great,” he concluded.

Tottenham can go level with Manchester United in second place on 45 points with a win against Everton at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.

By Gareth McKnight