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Redknapp calls for summer signings

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has called on chairman Daniel Levy to spend big this summer, regardless of whether the club qualify for the Champions League or not.

Redknapp is currently heading an ambitious project that he hopes will bring Champions League football to White Hart Lane on a regular basis. He is also confident that his team can challenge for the Barclays Premier League within the next few years, but stresses that he needs a couple of top-class additions to his squad to make that possible.

Redknapp said: "People say 'If we get in the Champions League we'll buy some great players', but if you don't buy some great players you won't get in the Champions League. That's how it works."

"There shouldn't be two transfer scenarios," he added. "If you want to get into the Champions League again you have to keep improving."

One player who will not be joining this summer according to Redknapp is the newly-crowned Football Writers' Association player of the year Scott Parker.

Redknapp lodged a bid to sign the 30-year-old last summer but the emergence of Brazil midfielder Sandro means his interest in Parker has cooled, even though he could be available on the cheap if West Ham go down.

"We liked him but I don't think we ever got close to signing him really," Redknapp said.

"They were asking for £15million and that's a lot of money for his age, but we have got plenty of midfielders."

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