Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood floated the prospect of buying Barcelona star Lionel Messi yesterday.

Sherwood joked about Messi when discussing yesterday's deadline day plans.

"Lionel Messi would be great, wouldn't he? It would be great if we could get him at the 11th hour. Fans always want to sign strikers, but we signed seven players in the summer - not a lot of teams did that - so we're OK."