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Redknapp denies Spurs contract talks

March 9, 2012
By ESPN staff

Harry Redknapp has denied reports which claimed he had opened contract talks with Tottenham.

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Redknapp has been strongly linked with the England manager's job following Fabio Capello's departure, but Tottenham are keen to retain a man who brought them Champions League football last season and is on course to do the same again this term.

It was reported on Thursday that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had made a signal of intent by opening contract talks, while dangling a carrot of a £50m transfer war chest.

Managers have been sent letters by the Premier League barring them from talking about the England job, after Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson backed Redknapp to succeed Capello.

Redknapp would not be drawn on the England job, but did comment on his own by insisting there have been no talks over a new deal.

"I speak to Daniel every day and we've discussed he wants me to stay at the club, which is fantastic, but he's not made me an offer of a contract at the moment," said the Spurs boss, whose current deal runs until the end of next season.

"I've not pushed him to either, and we've never discussed about spending money in the summer or amounts of money to spend, it's never come up in conversation at all."