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Transfers: Spurs keen on Gallas

Transfers: Spurs keen on Gallas
By Eurosport

14/08/2010 at 16:10Updated 14/08/2010 at 18:24

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is reportedly keen to bring free agent William Gallas to White Hart Lane despite potential opposition from fans.

The 32-year-old French defender is available on a free transfer after being released by Arsenal at the end of last season.

"I like Gallas," Redknapp said. "I think he's a great free transfer. It is a possibility. His people hand rung up and we spoke about it.

"He is an experienced player. He has played at the top level, he won championships with Chelsea.

"You can go on for ever about the fact he played for Arsenal. He played for Chelsea as well. We put too much importance on that all the time.

"If he comes in and plays rubbish then the crowd will slaughter him. If he comes in and plays great they will love him. That is football."

Redknapp has made just one signing so far this summer, bringing in Brazil midfielder Sandro.

Elsewhere, disenchanted Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given will apparently consider a move to either Arsenal or Fulham as he is set to start the season-opener against Spurs on the bench. (Mail)

However, Given is also being lined up as a potential target for Celtic, who have cash to spend after Aiden McGeady's £10m move to Spartak Moscow. (Mirror)

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has warned Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti off Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. (Mirror)

Fulham boss Mark Hughes is set to continue his pursuit of another City star, Craig Bellamy, with the former City manager insisting he can "bring the best" out of the controversial Welsh striker. (Guardian)

West Ham are set to sign Manchester City's Felipe Caicedo on loan for the season, and also interested in Cagliari's 18-year-old forward Mattia Gallon and Inter Milan's Victor Obinna. (Times)

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has told Carlo Ancelotti to forget about signing Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. (Mirror)

Radoslav Kovac's move to Stoke has hit a major snag, as current club West Ham have decided to hold onto the Czech midfielder. (Mirror)

Sam Allardyce has offered a trial at Blackburn to Toulouse striker Xavier Pentecote. (Times)

Birmingham are close to sealing a 2m deal for Sunderland defender George McCartney, and are also in talks to bring Olympiakos's Matt Derbyshire back to the Premier League. (Mail)

Slovenian defender Branko Ilic has been given a trial at Blackpool, with the 27-year-old keen on a free transfer to the Premier League newcomers. Bolton defender Chris Basham, meanwhile, has completed his £500,000 move to Bloomfield Road. (Mail)

Hatem Ben Arfa's protracted move to Newcastle is gathering pace, with the 23-year-old winger absent from Didier Deschamps's squad to face Valenciennes in the French league today. (Mail)

Wigan are mulling over a £500,000 bid for Orebro SK's Finnish striker Roni Porokara, who is eager to ply his trade in England. (Mail)

Meanwhile, wantaway midfielder Charles N'Zogbia stormed out of training yesterday, in an attempt to force through a move away from the DW Stadium. (Mirror)