The Sun today have copies a story in another paper earlier and simply changed one of the players but it is still ill thought out nonsense.
They claim Spurs are offering QPR Michael Dawson and Andros Townsend for Harry Redknapp's 27-year-old French international striker Loïc Rémy. Reporters get paid a bloody decent wage to make up this garbage.
As everyone knows we spoke with Rémy at the start of the window and agreed things with him but he wanted to wait for a top four club, fair enough. He has a release clause in his contract set at £8 million (€9.97m) for a club in the top four and £11 million (€13.70m) for a club outside it.
Last summer Tottenham were quoting teams £8 million (€9.97m) for Andros Townsend and nobody would pay that, now after a season where an injury to Aaron Lennon in the first game meant he got a run in the side, a selection, performances and goals for England, his value will have doubled at least.
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Townsend will be in the £15 million (€18.69m) bracket, at least £4 million (€4.98m) more than Rémy would cost so that swap deal isn't on and to suggest we would also throw in Michael Dawson in fantasy. Hull City and Crystal Palace were prepared to pay £4 million (€4.98m) so that's at least £19 million (€23.67m) for an £11 million (€13.70m) player.
Perhaps they thought of putting Harry Kane in the story but as he signed a new 5-year contract they had to replace his name with someone else.
Can you see Daniel Levy offering that!