WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

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Papers: Spurs eye Wes

13/01/2011 09:00

The Daily Mirror's David Maddock writes...

Spurs lead six-club chase for Wes Brown
Spurs head a six-strong list of clubs who have made enquiries about Wes Brown. The Manchester United defender will be made available in the current transfer window, and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is keen on bringing the England international’s experience to White Hart Lane. Redknapp has already made an enquiry about Everton defender Phil Neville, but after getting a firm no from Goodison, he has switched his sights to Brown in the search for an old head to help guide his young squad. Brown, now 32, has started just five games this season - and two of those were in the Carling Cup - after falling out of favour with boss Sir Alex Ferguson in pre-season, and it seems his Old Trafford days are numbered. Incredibly, Brown's only Premier League start came in November against Wolves, and a disastrous appearance in United’s only defeat so far this season, at West Ham in the Carling Cup, appears to have sealed his fate. Tottenham have made an enquiry about a permanent deal of around £2million, but they are not alone in the pursuit of the top-class defender, who can play either centre-half or right-back. Everton, Sunderland, Newcastle, Birmingham and Blackburn have all shown an interest in either a permanent deal or a loan agreement until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed David Beckham will not be able to play against his old club on Sunday.

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