No Tottenham bid for Fred say Lyon
Wednesday 28 January 2009
Palmeiras remain the only team to have made an offer for wantaway Lyon striker Fred, according to the French club's president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The Brazil striker has been linked with a move to English club Tottenham but they are yet to come in with a bid.
And Spurs boss Harry Redknapp revealed a scheduled meeting with Fred, which was due to take place before Tottenham's 3-1 win over Stoke in the Barclays Premier League last night, did not materialise because the player failed to turn up.
It leaves Brazilian club Palmeiras as the only party to have made a concrete bid for Fred and Aulas believes there is now only a one-in-two chance the striker will move on before the winter transfer window shuts.
"All I know is I haven't received a single offer concerning him, in any case from a European club," said Aulas.
"The only one has come from Palmeiras of Brazil, but Fred doesn't want to go there.
"Regarding Tottenham, we haven't talked. The last news is that there is a disagreement between Fred and the English club."
Redknapp said: "I don't know what happened, the plan was for me to meet him and have a chat with him.
"He's out of contract in the summer so I think they are asking for a small fee."
Lyon are believed to be holding out for up to five million euros for Fred, who is in his fourth season with Les Gones.
Aulas has given Fred a deadline of Saturday to find a club.
"Fred is in the process of tarnishing his image, notably with the big clubs," he added.
"He must go to a European club by Saturday evening and there will be a transfer fee. It will not be too high, but there will be one.
"And he knows what is expected of him if he has to stay."
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