Redknapp rules out England duo

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has poured cold water on speculation linking him with January moves for England internationals David James and Matthew Upson.

Portsmouth goalkeeper James and West ham United centre-half Upson continue to be linked with Spurs, but Redknapp insists that neither is a likely capture.

He told reporters:"David James is a great goalkeeper, a fantastic goalkeeper – world-class. But I've got a great goalkeeper here.

"David James is not going to want to be a number two anywhere, he is a number one. Heurelho Gomes is fantastic and has been in great form.

"If David James wants to play for England at the World Cup he needs to play, not be a number two, so that is not a possibility.

"He (Upson) is a terrific player, but it's not fair, we keep getting linked with players and we're really not looking to do anything in the window.

"I'd be very surprised if we do anything. He is a good player, but I don't need another central defender, I've already got good centre-halves at the club."

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