Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has denied claims that he is preparing a bid for Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand or Bolton ace Gary Cahill.
Bolton’s Cahill attracted much interest in the summer and had been linked with a move away from the Reebok Stadium, but his £20 million price tag proved a stumbling block for interested clubs.
Redknapp had reportedly been interested in a reunion with former West Ham stopper Ferdinand, with injury problems seeing him struggle to hold down a first team place at Old Trafford.
However, Redknapp has moved to quash speculation that he is ready to move for either player and admits he is happy with his current squad.
“I haven’t even thought about Rio to be honest,” Redknapp said.
“I signed him as a kid. I love Rio as a boy and a player, but it’s not something we have ever enquired about.
“It’s going to be difficult for him to leave Man Utd isn’t it?
“I’m not looking to strengthen in defence, really. We are strong in defence. We have Dawson, King, Gallas, Kaboul and Bassong,” said Redknapp.
“I went for Cahill because at the time I couldn’t see Ledley being fit and because William Gallas had a calf strain.”