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Redknapp rubbishes Aguero link


Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero

Harry Redknapp has rejected reports that Tottenham have made a club record £38.5million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero.

Despite Robbie Keane's departure to West Ham, the Spurs boss doubts that he will be able to bring in a striker before Monday's 11pm transfer deadline.

"Sergio Aguero? No. I don't know anything at all about that one," Redknapp told Sky Sports News. "It would surprise us all if that happened. I don't think there is anything in that one at all. I don't think you'll be seeing a lot of action. It'll all be happening elsewhere."

Reports emerged on Sunday night suggesting that the north London outfit had made a huge offer to sign the 22-year-old Argentina international.

It was reported that Spurs' bid had reached the buy-out clause in Aguero's contract but tax rules halted the move going through. The striker, whose nickname is 'Kun', has been prolific throughout his time in the Spanish capital and has 13 goals to his name so far this term.

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo refuted suggestions that Spurs had made a bid for Aguero and insists it would be "unthinkable" to let either the Argentine or strike partner Diego Forlan, who has also been linked with Tottenham, leave the Vicente Calderon.

"Players play where they want to play and Kun and Forlan want to play at Atletico Madrid. We have no offers and we are not a selling club," he said.

"We want to continue with the players that have served us so well, that have brought us success and that are great players. It is unthinkable that Kun could leave Atletico Madrid."

Redknapp has been linked with a host of strikers in Spain over the last 24 hours. Villarreal star Giuseppe Rossi, Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente and Sevilla hitman Alvaro Negredo are all said to be on Redknapp's radar but he is pessimistic about his club's chances of signing either of the trio.

"Rossi is a fantastic player but I wouldn't have thought so. Negredo is a top player. Llorente? We'd have all of them. They would improve us but I can't see any of them being here," Redknapp added. "I should be going home after training. I don't tend to be sticking around until 11 o'clock if nothing's happening."