Transfer rumours come and go but there may be more substance to a couple of the stories that emerged last week. Long term target Leandro Damiao and exciting Lille midfielder Eden Hazard were in the spotlight over the course of the last seven days and for once, it seems to be more than just gossip that has seen them hit the headlines.
In the case of Damiao, the striker claims that Tottenham have lodged a bid while he denied that he was aware of any interest from elsewhere.
“I am not aware of anything for an offer from Paris SG. I have had no contact with PSG or Leonardo,” he said.
“For now, I think about my club and the Copa Libertadores. In July, if a proposal comes, it will be discussed.
“All that I know is that Tottenham have made an offer.”
Spurs are believed to have put in a bid last year and it’s conceivable that this is the offer he is referring too. Otherwise it’s a case of ‘watch this space’ in the summer.
Moving on to Eden Hazard, headlines today claim that Harry has admitted an interest in the midfielder and this time, his comments go beyond his usual statements that refer to admiration for a ‘triffic’ player.
“Hazard is a player that we have spoken about,” said Redknapp.
“He is a player who is definitely on our list.
“We spoke about him a few weeks ago. We started talking about possibly getting him in then.”
Nothing of course will happen until the summer but could it be that two of our transfer targets have been positively identified?