Spurs want Shawcross – Report

Harry Redknapp is a long-term admirer of Shawcross and now, after

running out of patience with Bassong, he is ready to firm up his

interest, according to the Daily Star Sunday. Stoke are keen to

keep Shawcross at the Britannia Stadium and the 23-year-old himself

has recently declared himself happy at the club after they made it

into the Europa League. However, the Potters skipper has also

admitted his desire to break back into the England set-up,

something he would have a greater chance of doing at White Hart

Lane. The newspaper claims Spurs will offer Stoke cash as well as

Bassong, while the north Londoners have a number of other players

the Potters have previously been credited with an interest in

should Tony Pulis be tempted by a deal. The likes of Wilson

Palacios, Jermaine Jenas and Peter Crouch are among those Harry

Redknapp is willing to let leave this summer. Stoke were also

linked with Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen and Bari forward

Erik Huseklepp on Sunday.