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Redknapp sets record straight over Muntari and Pavlyuchenko

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp rejected talk of a move for Sulley Muntari, or that Roman Pavlyuchenko will leave the club. "Not really no," he told Sky Sports News, when quizzed on whether there was any truth in the rumours.

"I've never made an enquiry about Sulley. I like Sulley he was a terrific player for me at Portsmouth. I remember that day when he scored two at Villa that day when he went there and played fantastic.

"Sulley is a top player but I've not spoken to Jose Mourinho about him."

Speculation has also been rife that Pavlyuchenko is to leave White Hart Lane in January, with his agent having claimed a deal has already been done with Zenit St Petersburg.

"I don't get involved in agreeing deals," he added. "If someone spoke to the chairman that's different, but the chairman would have told me.

"If there is any negotiations anyway that's above my head. As far as I know Daniel has never rung me and spoke about Pav going and he would have done.

"He's a good player Pav and I do feel sorry for him. It's just we've three players this season who've all scored hat-tricks - Keano, Crouchy and Jermaine Defoe.

"It's been hard for him but he's a good player and I like him very much. I really don't want to lose him."

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