Redknapp considering swoop for Drogba

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Harry Redknapp has refused to rule out an approach for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the transfer window, but says he has no not been in contact with the Blues over a potential switch.

Tottenham are in the hunt for a striker during the transfer window and have been linked with a move for Brazilian international Damiao as well as Drogba’s Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka, who looks set to leave Stamford Bridge either in January or at the end of the season.

Drogba is out of contract at the end of the season and has already turned down a one-year extension with the Blues, with the 33-year-old’s agent saying he will go to the club who offer the most money.

Redknapp admitted he is a fan of the Ivorian, describing him as a player “anyone” would love to sign, but steadfastly refused to comment on whether he would be making an approach to bring him to White Hart Lane when the window opens.

“He’s a top player,” Redknapp said. “I’ve always thought he’s a fantastic player. I wouldn’t want to sit and say ‘no, it’s never going to happen."

“Anyone would be interested in having Didier Drogba in their team, but we haven’t made any enquires whatsoever.”

LA Galaxy and Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala have reportedly sounded out Drogba over the possibility of a switch, with both clubs likely to be able to offer wages far beyond on the reach of Tottenham’s wage cap, believed to be around £70,000.

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