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James welcomes Spurs link
27 Dec 2009 - 12:01:19
Goalkeeper David James has admitted being flattered by reports linking him with a move from Portsmouth to Tottenham Hotspur.
James, 39, has welcomed suggestions that he is wanted by former Pompey and now Spurs boss Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane when the transfer window reopens in January.
The veteran keeper is hoping to return to full fitness following a knee injury to reclaim his England number one jersey ahead of next summer's World Cup finals.
Meanwhile, cash-strapped Portsmouth are believed to be keen to move on some of their highest earners when the transfer window reopens in January.
"You could say that I'm flattered by a team of Tottenham's stature and that it would be good for my England chances to join an upwardly-mobile club," James told the Sunday Telegraph.
Spurs are on the lookout for some goalkeeping cover after Carlo Cudicini suffered serious injuries in a motorbike accident last month and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Brazilian Heurelho Gomes is the only senior goalkeeper currently on the books at the north London club.