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Harry rules out Jenas exit

Tottenham boss does not want any departures

Redknapp: Keen to keep Jenas

Redknapp: Keen to keep Jenas

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is adamant he will not be selling Jermaine Jenas during the transfer window.

Jose Mourinho revealed earlier on Friday that he was interested in bringing the midfielder to Inter Milan.

However, Redknapp views Jenas as an integral part of his plans and does not want to see him depart at such a crucial stage of the season.

Spurs are involved in a relegation battle and Redknapp admits he will need to keep all his players at White Hart Lane this month.

Asked about Jenas, Redknapp told Sky Sports News: "He is one of the best midfield players in the country and I don't want to lose him.

"I need all the players here to be fit and playing well. I can't afford to lose anybody."


Redknapp has been linked with a host of players since watching Inter Milan in action recently but he insists there is no truth in rumours suggesting there could be a swap deal involving Adriano.

He said: "It is a load of rubbish. I went to Italy to watch a game of football and suddenly I'm trying to sign about ten players and get rid of about half the players here, on loan or swapping.

"I never discussed transfers or signing anybody. I went to look at Adriano with people saying he might be available on loan and I watched a game of football, that's all I did.

"I have no players here I want to get rid of, none whatsoever. I haven't got a large squad and I need all the players I have here."

Redknapp also denied claims that he had made an enquiry about Inter striker Hernan Crespo.

"There is not an ounce of truth in it. He played in the game I watched but that's all it was," Redknapp explained.

"I have not made an enquiry for one player who played in the game."