SULLIVAN DESPERATE FOR NUMBER ONE JOB
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Widely assumed to be heading North of the border, it now seems that Tottenham are leading the race for the Scottish international keeper, with Arsenal, Newcastle and Celtic also in the hunt.
Sullivan said: "This move is not , as has been suggested in some quarters, about money. I am currently reviewing all my options, as is wise in such an important career issue, and I shall make a decision based purely on football matters.
"I am flattered by all the interest and will spend the time while I am on holiday carefully considering my future."
Spurs have confirmed their interest in the 30-year-old custodian but Alan Sugar is notoriously stringent on the purse strings, making the purchase of Sergei Rebrov all the more fascinating, and if Sullivan's demands are too high it is unlikely that he will end up at White Hart Lane.
Added to the fact that Ian Walker is installed as the number one choice keeper with Espen Baardsen, the Norwegian international as his able deputy and it is unlikely that Sullivan would go to Spurs for footballing reasons.
Sullivan responded to Tottenham's fear of being priced out of the market by saying: "Spurs do not need to worry because I have been very impressed by them so far and this move is not about money.
"I am being properly advised by my representative, Leon Angel, and I simply want to do what is best for my footballing future."