Harry not hankering after Upson

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has ruled out a January move for

Matthew Upson and insists he is not looking to sell striker Roman


Russia international Pavlyuchenko has made no secret of his

desire to leave White Hart Lane after finding himself fourth in the

pecking order behind Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane.

White Hart Lane boss Redknapp still rates the

£13.8million signing from Spartak Moscow as an important

member of his squad, but concedes he could listen to offers for his


Redknapp said: “If he wants to leave and someone comes in and

pays the money for him that he’s worth, then we’d have to look at


“But he’s not one that I’m crazy to shift out of here, he’s a

good player, he’s a talented footballer.

“I had a chat with him a couple of weeks ago and he said he

wanted to move.

“Somebody has to come and make an offer which the club

accepts, it has to be a good enough offer for us to even look at it

otherwise there is no chance of him leaving.”

Spurs have also been linked with a transfer window swoop for

England international Upson, with West Ham facing a battle to keep

their key men. But the former Hammers boss has brushed aside

suggestions he could be set to raid his former club and has no

plans to do any significant business.

Redknapp insisted: “There is no truth whatsoever in that.

“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.”

Redknapp was also quick to dismiss suggestions that he could

be planning to head back to Portsmouth to bring in veteran

goalkeeper David James. He added: “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 No 2 anywhere, he

is a No 1. (Heurelho) Gomes is fantastic and has been in great


“If David James wants to play for England at the World Cup he

needs to play, not be a No 2, so that is not a possiblity.”