Spurs interested in Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is still in the hunt for Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar despite signing England striker Peter Crouch earlier this week for £9m. Crouch joined the London club from Portsmouth on Monday and will compete with Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko and Darren Bent for a place in the Spurs attack next season.

Huntelaar looked set to join Bundesliga side Stuttgart last week but the German club were unwilling to meet the player's wage demands. Now Redknapp has made it clear that Spurs are interested in the Holland international but they will need to sell Bent first.

"It is definitely not a no-go," Harry said. "It is still a possibility. If you look at his goalscoring record, it is incredible. If he is available then again he is a player that interests me. I think if any top-class player becomes available then you have to be interested and if Darren Bent does go then maybe we will be interested."

Asked about the fact that Tottenham already have four strikers Redknapp replied: "You cannot have too many good players. Competition for places is what it is all about. Look at Manchester United, you could pick two teams from their squad last year."

"I don't care," he said. "It's not about keeping them happy, they have to keep me happy and the fans happy – that is what they are paid to do. It's up to them as they have got to fight to play, it's all about competition for places."

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