Spurs pull out of Murphy deal
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tottenham have pulled out of talks with Liverpool schemer Danny Murphy, reportedly because they refused to offer the midfielder regular first team football.Tottenham have pulled out of talks with Liverpool schemer Danny Murphy, reportedly because they refused to offer the midfielder regular first team football.
The England international had looked poised for a move to North London but a proposed switch to White Hart Lane has now faltered.
Murphy was thought to favour a move to Merseyside rivals Everton, but financial restraints at Goodison Park prevented a bid from being lodged.
However, Tottenham have now claimed that their failure to guarantee Murphy first team football put an end to talks.
"As has been widely reported, the club has been in negotiations with Liverpool regarding Danny Murphy,'' read a statement on the club's official website.
"We have now withdrawn from these negotiations following a meeting with the player.
"We acknowledge that a guaranteed first-team place was a deciding factor in his decision and wish him well."