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Spurs make £20m bid for Roque Santa Cruz

Spurs are about to make a £20m bid for Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz according to reports on the back pages. Harry Redknapp is looking to strengthen his forward line following failed attempts to sign Sunderland's Kenwyne Jones and Lyon's Fred.

Manchester City were favourites to sign the former Bayern Munich hit man during the January transfer window, but the Premier League's big spenders are reported to be unwilling to meet Blackburn's £20m asking price.

The arrival of Santa Cruz puts England striker Darren Bent's Tottenham future into serious doubt. Despite enjoying a hot streak when Redknapp took over from Juande Ramos back in October, Bent has since fallen out of favour and rumours suggest that he is about to be shipped out to the footballers' graveyard otherwise known as Newcastle United.

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