Despite their ambitions to be a top four club and to compete with the cream of Europe, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists he would never like one of his players to earn £140,000 a week. Manchester City's Yaya Toure reportedly earns £250,000 a week while Tottenham's top earners take home around a third of that amount.

Redknapp has had to shelve bids for Luis Fabiano and Diego Forlan due to their salary demands this.

"I wouldn't want the chairman to start paying £130-140,000 a week for a player," Redknapp said.

"It would be difficult when you've got players here getting what they get who are probably better than the ones you've got to pay that money for.

"So, suddenly, the whole thing would get out of hand, wouldn't it?"

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