Redknapp Won't Be Held To Ransom Over Downing!

Last updated : 26 December 2008 By Boro Mad
Stewart Downing is a target, but at £15m, Tottenham are yet to decide whether they will make a bid.

Redknapp is also not sure if he will make an improved offer for West Ham striker Craig Bellamy after an initial bid, believed to be around £6million, was turned down.

OK, Downing and Bellamy don't cover the same ground on the pitch, one being a winger - the other a striker - but reports from London suggest Spurs will sign one or the other - not them both!

Harry Redknapp: "I like Craig Bellamy.

"We're looking round a few players and he's certainly one of them.

"I think British clubs will loan players out, with the current situation they will look to get players off their wage bill.

"If we can't get the players I think will improve the squad, then I won't bring in anybody. I'm not going to load us up with players that aren't better than we've got."

Friday 26th December 2008
Aston Villa v Arsenal 17.15
Chelsea v West Brom 13.00
Liverpool v Bolton 15.00
Man City v Hull City 15.00
Middlesbrough v Everton 15.00
Portsmouth v West Ham 13.00
Stoke City v Man Utd 12.45
Sunderland v Blackburn 15.00
Tottenham v Fulham 13.00
Wigan Athletic v Newcastle 15.00

Sunday 28th December 2008
Arsenal v Portsmouth 14.00
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Newcastle v Liverpool 12.00
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Monday 29th December 2008
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Tuesday 30th December 2008
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