Tottenham hint at future David Beckham move

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp would like to sign David Beckham when his Los Angeles Galaxy contract expires as the north London club keep up their bid for a Champions League spot.

After much speculation about the possibility of Beckham joining on loan last month, the former England skipper instead trained with Spurs.

Redknapp has not ruled out signing Beckham when his deal runs out in November, even though the player will be 36.

Redknapp said: "I could do, yeah. I love him, I love the way he plays."

Spurs are fifth in the Barclays Premier League, three points behind Chelsea, and tomorrow host Bolton.

Bolton are eighth after their late victory over Wolves and manager Owen Coyle acknowledges they have a tough fixture.

"But we had a great win against Tottenham earlier in the season so we'll go there in good heart and look to be positive in the game," he said.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart paid tribute to former striker Neil Young, whose death from cancer was announced yesterday.

Hart said: "Neil was part of the history of this club and was held in high regard by everyone."

City host West Brom tomorrow as they bid to close the eight-point gap on city rivals and league leaders United.

West Brom boss Roberto di Matteo is frustrated by decisions that have gone against his side but would never condone his players putting undue pressure on officials.

He said: "For me, that's the wrong message. It shouldn't be the case that six players have to go and complain to the ref to get the decision.

"That's just wrong. If that has to be the case, then we're going to go down a difficult route.

"I don't want to ask my players to do that."

Newcastle host Arsenal after a difficult week which has seen them lose strikers Andy Carroll, who joined Liverpool, and Shola Ameobi through injury.

The Magpies are 10th, six points off the drop zone, and captain Kevin Nolan urged the team to pick themselves up.

He said: "It's just disappointing because a couple of weeks ago we were looking at mixing with the big boys again."

Jermaine Pennant is looking forward to a home game as Stoke host Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium in tomorrow's early kick-off.

The Potters have endured a run of four away games in all competitions with their two league encounters ending in defeats at Fulham and Liverpool.

Pennant told the club's official website, www.stokecityfc.com: "It will be a totally different proposition because for starters the game is at our place and everyone knows what it is like for opponents coming here."

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has had little good news in the run-up to the game, with Lee Cattermole set to miss three more weeks.

The 22-year-old has not played since the Black Cats' 2-0 Barclays Premier League home defeat by Blackpool on December 28, an absence of six games, because of a persistent back problem.

Everton host Blackpool in a vital game for both sides who are too close to the drop zone for comfort.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has hailed retiring Manchester United full-back Gary Neville as a model for young footballers, saying: "The way he's played has been an inspiration to everybody. Young people should look at him as a shining example of determination and professionalism. He's done his club and country proud."

Both Aston Villa and Fulham will be looking to continue their respective moves away from the relegation zone, second-bottom Wigan host Blackburn while rock-bottom Wolves meet Manchester United.



Life and Style
love + sex A new study has revealed the average size - but does that leave men outside the 'normal' range being thought of as 'abnormal'?
Arts and Entertainment
TV
Voices
The Palace of Westminster is falling down, according to John Bercow
voices..says Matthew Norman
Sport
Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet clash
football
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
Graham Norton said Irish broadcaster RTE’s decision to settle was ‘moronic’
TV
Arts and Entertainment
Jake and Dinos Chapman were motivated by revenge to make 'Bring me the Head of Franco Toselli! '
arts + ents Shapero Modern Gallery to show explicit Chapman Brothers film
Arts and Entertainment
Kurt Cobain performing for 'MTV Unplugged' in New York, shortly before his death
music Brett Morgen's 'Cobain: Montage of Heck' debunks many of the myths
Life and Style
life
Sport
Brendan Rodgers
football The Liverpool manager will be the first option after Pep Guardiola
News
Amazon misled consumers about subscription fees, the ASA has ruled
news
Arts and Entertainment
Myanna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Russell Tovey in 'Banished'
TV Jimmy McGovern tackles 18th-century crime and punishment
Arts and Entertainment
Paul Whitehouse as Herbert
arts + ents
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn