Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he would love to sign wantaway Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, but does not expect to seal his signature.
Tevez is desperate to leave the Etihad Stadium after a serious of clashes with Roberto Mancini, and the City manager is prepared to let his Argentine striker go.
The 27-year-old has not featured for City since late September and was fined substantially by the club after refusing to warm-up when requested against Bayern Munich.
Spurs, meanwhile, are reported to be in the market for goalscoring reinforcements, as they mount a challenge for the Barclays Premier League title.
And Tevez would certainly be a player Redknapp would be interested in bringing to White Hart Lane, should the opportunity arise.
"I like Tevez, he's a fantastic player," Redknapp told talkSPORT. "I couldn't see it happening, but I'd be a liar if I said I wouldn't take him if I had the chance.
"When he plays, he's top class. Whatever you say about him, when he plays he has a real go and never plays without putting in all in."
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