Redknapp rules out Rossi

Spurs boss also plays down link with Brazilian frontman Hulk

Rossi: Unavailable

Hulk: Not a target

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has ruled out making an approach for Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi.

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"Incredible Hulk? No. Not going to happen. I couldn't say we're close to doing anything with anyone."

Harry Redknapp

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Spurs have been strongly linked with the former Manchester United man over recent weeks, with the rumour mill currently on overdrive at White Hart Lane.

Porto's Brazilian frontman Hulk is another to have reportedly drawn admiring glances from North London, with Redknapp believed to be monitoring attacking targets.

He has ruled himself out of the running on both counts, though, insisting he has no intention of bidding for either player.

Redknapp said: "Rossi? He's a good player but he's not available.

"Incredible Hulk? No. Not going to happen. I couldn't say we're close to doing anything with anyone."

Spurs' squad is already brimming with forward-thinking talent, suggesting Redknapp has no need to bring in further additions.

Competition

Snapping up Steven Pienaar from Everton is likely to be considered the final piece in the creative jigsaw, with the South African far from guaranteed to be a first-team regular.

"I couldn't sit here and say he will take someone's place. There is competition for all places," Redknapp said on the deal which took Pienaar to the capital.

"He can play in several positions across midfield. He keeps the ball and he'll enjoy playing in our team.

"He and (Leighton) Baines were fantastic down the left at Everton.

"We have Gareth Bale who plays wide left so it's a difficult position to get into. Aaron (Lennon) has done great as well.

"They have all been doing great so he has to work hard to get into the team."