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Tottenham target Matthew Upson from West Ham
Published : 18 Dec 2009 09:59:17
The £8 million-rated former Arsenal defender was the subject of a bid, in August, from Fiorentina, while Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are both monitoring the situation at financially-troubled West Ham. With Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King suffering injury problems, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp sees Upson as the perfect choice to help Spurs continue their battle for a top-four finish. Related ArticlesTransfer Talk beginsAaron Lennon aims to fly high for Spurs and EnglandBlackburn Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur: match previewRedknapp: top four is wide openTottenham eye Figueroa movePremier League: liveCity, who have lost the services of Joleon Lescott and will see Kolo Toure depart for the African Cup of Nations in January, look set to become Spurs' biggest rivals for Upson. West Ham could also lose the service of Scott Parker, who also believed to being monitored by Redknapp. Spurs, meanwhile, have been linked in France with a move for highly-rated Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh. Chamakh's contract expires in the summer and he looks set to move in January with Arsenal remaining keen on the forward, particularly as Robin van Persie is out for most of the season. The reports claim tentative discussions have already taken place between officials connected to the striker and Spurs, but that Everton and Sunderland are also keen.