Spurs shun Pienaar bid
QPR fail with offer for Tottenham midfielder
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: January 13, 2012 4:55pm
Steven Pienaar: QPR bid rejected by Tottenham
Tottenham have rejected Queens Park Rangers' bid for midfielder Steven Pienaar.
Sky Sports revealed that QPR were in for Pienaar earlier on Friday.
Now Spurs have taken little time in rejecting QPR's initial offer for the South Africa international, with manager Harry Redknapp insisting he does not want to lose any of his squad.
"I wouldn't want to let him go. He is a good player," Redknapp said.
"I brought him on for the last 10 minutes against Everton on Wednesday and he didn't give the ball away.
"I don't have any need to weaken the squad. I would rather have a good squad for last 18 matches of the season than let one or two go who could play a part in the run-in."
QPR's new boss Mark Hughes is expected to launch another bid for Pienaar, who is believed to be unhappy with a lack of first-team action at White Hart Lane.