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Redknapp won't rule out move for 'great player' Drogba

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With tabloid reports speculating that Chelsea will sell Didier Drogba in the summer, Tottenham were inevitably going to be linked with the Ivorian striker.

Drobga has been a fantastic servant for Chelsea since joining the club for £24 million in 2004; scoring 144 times during his time at Stamford Bridge.

However, he will allegedly be sold at the end of the season in order to accommodate Chelsea's record-signing Fernando Torres, who currently finds himself behind the 33-year-old in Carlo Ancelotti's pecking order.

And, with Tottenham on the lookout for a goalscorer with proven pedigree, they will reportedly target Drogba should he be made available.

And, when questioned as to whether or not Spurs were indeed chasing Drogba, Harry Redknapp steered clear of suggesting he wanted to sign the prolific forward, but stopped short of ruling out a move.

“It’s only rumours that they want to sell Drogba. I saw the other day that they want to keep him. He’s still a fantastic player so I don’t know if they’d want to lose him," said the Tottenham boss.

"Who knows, it’s up to Chelsea what they do, but he’s been a great player for them for sure.




 

“Would I be interested in him? It’s difficult to say. I couldn’t really say that, I’d be leaving myself a bit open. He’s a good player, he’s still a handful for any defence.

“He’s a great player, a fantastic centre-forward with power and strength. He scores goals, he does the lot. But he plays for Chelsea so at the moment it’s not fair to speculate. I wouldn’t want Chelsea saying ‘what’s it got to do with him?’ But he’s a good player.”

Spurs are also said to be pursuing Diego Forlan and Fernando Llorente in their quest to bring a world-class centre-forward to White Hart Lane in the closed season.

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