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Lukas Podolski laughs off Tottenham transfer rumours

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Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has laughed off reports suggesting that he could be on his way to join rivals Tottenham in the January transfer window.

The German international has struggled for game time of late and reports have suggested that he could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium before long. Indeed Podolski himself has hinted that he could be heading towards in the exit in the winter window.

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"I have assessed my position in the team and it has to change now," he said last week. "Let's see what happens in the winter. The fact is I am not happy about it, that is clear."

Remarks

Following his remarks, the former Bayern Munich man has been linked with a host of new clubs. However it seems one website in particular went a bit too far by suggesting a £10 million move to Tottenham could be on the cards. BBC Sport picked up the rumour in their daily gossip column which the subsequently tweeted about - and that was a step too far for the Arsenal man.

He tweeted in response to the BBC: "Hell will freeze over before this transfer would happen. #Poldi #aha #AlwaysAGunner #NeverCheatYourClub #AFC #Redarmy"

Crossing the divide

Only a handful of players have ever represented both Arsenal and Tottenham in their careers - for obvious reasons. The most recent to do so is Emmanuel Adebayor, who joined Tottenham in 2011 having played for Arsenal between 2006 and 2009.

Despite the fact he won't be joining Spurs, Podolski has played just 37 Premier League minutes to date this season, and that's despite that fact that both Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud have both been injured. The arrival of both Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck appears to have put paid to his hopes of a starting spot this season, and there should be plenty of clubs interested in his services.

Both Juventus and Wolfsburg were interested in him in the summer but Wenger blocked the move, and now it remains to be seen whether they will go back in for him the winter.

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