Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood shot down the prospect of any incoming transfers today, while discussing the rumoured move for Dimitar Berbatov
Tottenham are traditionally one of the most enthusiastic movers in the January transfer window. Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy is renowned for his love of a last minute deal, and yet heading into January 31st the club have been quiet on the transfer front.
Rumours of late deals for Dimitar Berbatov, Nani and Yevhen Konoplyanka were circulating this morning, but Sherwood poured cold water on the prospects of any new signings in his afternoon press conference.
After being queried on the percent chance of an arrival, the Spurs supremo gave the number no fans would want to here.
'There is a zero per cent chance of us signing anyone', said Sherwood.
'It is very, very unlikely anyone comes in unless something dramatic happens. I'm happy with the squad, I'm happy with the numbers and if the window was shut now, I'd be very happy with this squad'.
Sherwood's announcement naturally ends the rumours linking Fulham striker back to the club.
Asked whether there was any chance of the former Tottenham favourite arriving, Sherwood said bluntly:
'No. I like him and think he's a very good player, but we've got strikers here who can do a very good job'.
In fact, it appears the only chance someone will come in is if there is a quite outrageous opportunity.
'Lionel Messi would be great wouldn't he. He'd be brilliant," Sherwood joked. 'Let's hope we can get him in the eleventh hour, but I don't think that's going to happen....We signed seven players in the summer, not a lot of others did that. So we are happy with that'.
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