Crouch could be let go

Redknapp opens door to striker's exit as Sunderland enter chase

Crouch: Attracting interest and Redknapp is not ruling out a deadline day departure

Crouch: Attracting interest and Redknapp is not ruling out a deadline day departure

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he could let Peter Crouch leave before the transfer deadline if it is something that the striker wants, while Alan Hutton to Aston Villa is 'a possibility'.

Redknapp has worked with Crouch at three different clubs and is a great admirer of the England international.

However, the arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City has left Redknapp with plenty of options up front and it could be that somebody has to leave.

Crouch is the player attracting a lot of interest and Redknapp is happy for him to make a decision on his own future.

"There are few clubs that want him, but we'll have to wait and see with that one," the Spurs manager told Sky Sports News.

"It's up to Crouchy. I have had Peter at a few clubs and he's a good player, great guy, but I suppose with Adebayor coming in it is an area that we are a little bit overloaded in and he is one that people want.

"If we're going to do something with somebody then it is a possibility."

Sky Sports sources understand that Sunderland have made an official offer for Crouch in the region of £10million to test Tottenham's resolve.

Good player

Aston Villa have been linked with a swoop for right-back Alan Hutton, who has slipped down the pecking order at White Hart Lane behind Vedran Corluka and Kyle Walker.

Redknapp is not clear what the exact situation is but accepts that Hutton could be on the move before 11pm on Wednesday.

"Alan is a good player, he is away playing for Scotland and Alex McLeish knows him, so it might well be a possibility I suppose," said Redknapp.

Redknapp is anticipating a busy deadline day at White Hart Lane as Spurs conclude their transfer business for the summer.

Asked if there would be any movement on Wednesday, he replied: "I think there will be some things happening here tomorrow."