Spurs call off midfielder loan, with Sandro set for spell on sidelines.
Tottenham have cancelled midfielder Jake Livermore’s loan move to QPR after learning that Sandro’s knee injury is worse than first feared, fanatix understands.
Livermore, 23, had been set for a reunion with former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road, and both Redknapp and Spurs head-coach Andre Villas-Boas admitted at the weekend that a deal was imminent.
But Spurs have had second thoughts after a scan on Brazilian midfielder Sandro’s knee revealed the tough-tackling star could face several weeks on the sidelines.
Ironically, Sandro twisted his knee in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at QPR and although Villas-Boas initially predicted the 23-year-old would be fit for next weekend’s home match with Manchester United, he now faces a spell without the player who has started every one of Spurs’ 22 league games this term.
With Livermore remaining at White Hart Lane, Redknapp will step up his attempts to land Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila.
The 22-year-old Frenchman is valued at around £8m by the Ligue 1 club, who have admitted he can leave this month for the right price.
Meanwhile, the Hoops are on the verge of a deal for Marseille striker Loic Remy, after matching Newcastle’s £8m bid for the 25-year-old but offering £70,000 a week for the France international – twice the amount the Toon were prepared to pay.
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