Friday 23 March 2018

Spurs offer Harry £50m

TOTTENHAM are urging Harry Redknapp to commit his future to the club by offering him an improved four-year deal and £50m to spend in the transfer market this summer.

Spurs' hierarchy have become frustrated at the continuing uncertainty over Redknapp's future, with the English Football Association yet to approach the 65-year-old about the England manager's role following Fabio Capello's departure last month.

It is believed that no contact has been made at all, either through third parties or intermediaries to Redknapp directly, as the FA continues to compile a shortlist of candidates to take charge before the Euros.

Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy is pressurising Redknapp to sign amid concerns the situation is creating uncertainty, with Tottenham poised to finish in the top four and earn another crack at the Champions League.

Redknapp's contract with Spurs expires at the end of next season and negotiations have begun on a new four-year deal on an increased salary from his present £3m-a-year-before-bonuses deal he has at the club.

But the offer also includes the promise of significant investment in the team regardless of where they finish this season, with Levy insistent he will do all he can to land Spurs' top targets, Marseille striker Loïc Remy and Lille playmaker Eden Hazard.

United tie key to Celts

Neil Lennon fears that Celtic's season could fizzle out if they lose to Dundee United.

Hoops fans have their hopes set on a clean sweep, with Lennon's side winning 20 and drawing one of their last 21 domestic outings.

Over the next fortnight Celtic play in all three competitions, with Sunday's Scottish Cup tie with United followed by the League Cup final against Kilmarnock and a crucial league match at Ibrox.

"It can all go on one day," he cautioned against talk of a treble. "That's the edge that you have to work on. Sunday is a pivotal game in our season then we have the League Cup final after that. If we lose on Sunday you have a cup final and the league looks like it could be wrapped up pretty soon.

"If we lose to Dundee United, there's going to be a lack of competitive games for the players after facing Rangers."

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