Date: 1st January 2009 at 2:12pm
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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp fears that Manchester City’s presence in the January transfer market may encourage club chairman to inflate their player’s asking prices.

‘arry, who lives in the posh area of Bournemouth, (Sandbanks) said…

“Everyone thinks Man City are going to come in and pay way over the odds for everybody because of the money they’ve got, but I don’t think they will.”

“Mark Hughes is a very clever manager, he might want the players but I don’t think he’ll sit back and let the owners pay vastly inflated fees for players he does not feel are worth that kind of money.”

“I think that is the key, if a chairman hears Man City might be interested in one of their players they could say, ‘Let’s hang on and we could double our money’. If we could agree a fee with Portsmouth [for Defoe] then fine he’s a good player. I have a little list and if we don’t get one we can move to another. We are getting quoted some silly prices.”


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