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Argentina striker Diego Milito was among the players Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp looked at during Genoa's victory over Udinese at the weekend.

Milito, who has previously been linked with Spurs, was on the scoresheet at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the 2-0 win that took Genoa to fourth in Serie A, with centre-back Domenico Criscito also impressing.

Redknapp travelled to Italy the day after Spurs' victory over Chelsea and has suggested he will continue to build his squad at White Hart Lane after signing five players during the January transfer window.

Jermain Defoe, one of Redknapp's arrivals, has had his protective boot taken off his injured foot and could be back in April.

That means the striker could play a part in Spurs' push for European qualification through their Barclays Premier League finish.

They are three points behind seventh-placed Wigan, with their recent results helped by the form of goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who has bounced back after a series of high-profile blunders at the start of the season.

"Harry Redknapp has trusted me, which has been a key factor to improve my football within the team," Gomes told O Globo.

The Brazilian's stunning save from John Terry enabled Spurs to record a victory over Chelsea at the weekend.

"I was very excited after the Chelsea game because the fans offered me a standing ovation," Gomes added.

"That is one of the reasons why I moved to England and rejected big offers in the summer. In the last few months, I didn't feel good because I was the target of criticism. It was not fair but I accepted it and right now things are much better."

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Tottenham Hotspur
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John Terry
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Heurelho Gomes
Jermain Defoe
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