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Tottenham boss Redknapp admits he must sell to bring in Adebayor

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits he needs to move players out to get his priority signings.

Spurs have been in talks with Manchester City over a loan deal for Emmanuel Adebayor and have also held negotiations with Real Madrid over the possible transfer of midfielder Lassana Diarra.

Any move depends on shifting on some of the squad players at White Hart Lane - something which chairman Daniel Levy has had trouble doing all summer - but Redknapp is confident that he will have two new arrivals soon.

"We're close to getting a couple in - Daniel (Levy) is very close," Redknapp added. "But we need to shift one or two because we've got a lot of players. We just need that extra bit of quality. But if you want top players they want top wages or they don't come to you.

"Adebayor is a difficult one.

"The chairman has been talking to City and I'm not sure where they're at. We're looking at a loan. He'd be a great signing for us."

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