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Tottenham to see off Chelsea with 2m move for Everton contract rebel Steven Pienaar

13 Jan 2011 00:51:33

Tottenham to see off Chelsea with 2m move for Everton contract rebel Steven Pienaar

Tottenham are looking toagree a fee of £2million withEverton for Steven Pienaartoday in a bid to head offinterest from Chelsea. Manager Harry Redknapphas been sparked into actionafter Carlo Ancelotti made itclear he wanted themidfielder, who is out ofcontract in the summer, tojoin Chelsea this month. Sportsmail revealed lastmonth that Tottenham hadlined up a deal for Pienaarfor this summer and theirmove for David Beckhamlooked to reaffirm that plan. London bound: Steven Pienaar is set for amove to Spurs However, Chelsea's interestand the prospect ofBeckham's deal fallingthrough have forced them into a re-think. They are nowputting together a packageto better Chelsea's intendedoffer and hope it is enough totempt Everton to sell. Relations are strainedbetween the two sidesfollowing Sportsmail'srevelation that Tottenhamalso want Everton captainPhil Neville but the Londonclub are hopeful anagreement can be thrashedout. Wanted: Everton captain Phil Neville is a target for Tottenham Pienaar is an attractiveproposition because he iseligible to play in Europe andit is understood he wouldprefer to move now ratherthan wait until the end of theseason. Tottenham may yetthrow loan players such asRobbie Keane or NikoKranjcar into the bargain.  Tottenham go against West Ham to ramp up bid for Olympic StadiumDavid Beckham downed in Tottenham training... by a blisterAC Milan push for a January cut-price deal for Chelsea's Jose Bosingwa  Explore more:People: Carlo Ancelotti Places: Europe


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