Harry Redknapp says Tottenham’s rebuilding programme is being held up by a lack of activity in the transfer market.
Spurs have been linked with a number of players in recent weeks, although the only addition made to the squad so far has been the arrival of Brad Friedel on a free transfer.
According to Redknapp, this will remain the case until he has managed to trim the squad, with chairman Daniel Levy adamant that players must be sold before new arrivals can be brought in.
However, this has caused problems as a lack of takers for their fringe players means Spurs have been unable to work on bringing in their main transfer targets.
“There is nothing happening in the transfer market,” Redknapp confirmed.
“I need to sell four or five players to bring in funds.
“The chairman has made it clear we need to move a few players before we can start doing any business.
“I keep seeing us linked with this player and that, but unless we reduce our squad numbers we will stay quiet in the market.”
An overhaul of the squad will be vital if Spurs are to break back into the top four and qualify for the 2012-13 Champions League.
The Lilywhites ended up fifth last year, with a lack of goals one of the main reasons why they failed to repeat their fourth-place finish of the previous campaign.
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In a bid to solve their goalscoring problem Spurs have been linked with the likes of Giuseppe Rossi, Sergio Aguero and Didier Drogba, while the likes of David Bentley, Robbie Keane and Niko Kranjcar have all been tipped to make their White Hart Lane exits.
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