Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Spurs & Man City In January Race For Chelsea's Bridge?

New Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is interested in bringing Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge to White Hart Lane in January, but is set to face competition for his signature from Premier League rivals Manchester City, according to The Sun.

28-year-old England International Bridge has been at the West London Club since joining from Southampton in 2003, but has only made 84 appearances for Chelsea during his time at Stamford Bridge, with the left-back having limited opportunities for Chelsea due to injury and the form of first Asier Del Horno and then Ashley Cole, who has also kept Bridge out of the National side.

The Sun claims that Redknapp is not sure about Spurs left-back Gareth Bale, who is reportedly a target for Premiership Champions Man United and is keen to bring in Bridge to replace the injury-prone Welsh International.

City boss Mark Hughes is also understood to want Bridge at the Eastlands Stadium, with it believed that the former Blackburn Rovers manager has identified the left-back position as one that needs strengthening when the transfer window opens in January.

Hughes has Michael Ball and Javier Garrido as his options at left-back at the Eastlands, but like Redknapp with Bale is believed to be not sure of their Premier League pedigree and a move for the out of favour Chelsea player could materialise in January.

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