Dutch playmaker reveals Spurs ambition

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Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart has ruled out leaving White Hart Lane during the January transfer window reports

The 28-year-old Dutchman admits he is aware of the rumours linking him with a move away from north London, but insists he is fully focused on the club's New Year title push.

Van der Vaart is believed to be a January target for AC Milan, but the Spurs star remains fully committed to Harry Redknapp's side.

"It's not true that I could be leaving in January," he explained. "Of course there are rumours when you are third in the table and you play good football.

"People are always going to look and they are interested in the players of Tottenham, but this season nobody wants to leave - we are close to something special."

The former Real Madrid and Hamburg forward has encountered the odd run-in with the Tottenham chief during his time at White Hart Lane, but says he has no problem with his manager, who is doing an amazing job.

"Of course I want to stay here," added Van der Vaart. "Everybody feels that we have a great team and it is really fun to play here - we have big players, experienced players and Harry is doing a great job.

"Sometimes you can have a little problem with the manager, but you talk to each other and everything is fine.

"Harry is doing an amazing job at Spurs and this season it feels that something more can happen."

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