Vultures look for new prey

Last updated : 22 January 2004 By Daniel Mounser
Tottenham have around £10m to spend in the transfer window as they push for a European spot and made a cheeky £2.5m bid for Forest's Andy Reid earlier this month.

Chairman Nigel Doughty has spoke before how Forest need around that figure to survive each season. Hense why the £2.5m offer was accepted for David Prutton on 31 January last year and the £5m from Newcastle for Jermaine Jenas the season before.

Leeds United need £5m to survive until the end of the season so David Pleat reportedly offered that exact figure for both England international Paul Robinson and teenage sensation James Milner.

A Spurs spokesman said: "Robinson is a player we rate highly and are known to be interested in."

Leeds accepted a £3m bid for Robinson in the summer from Aston Villa but he failed to agree personal terms with their chairman Doug Ellis following his alleged £30,000-a-week deal.

Pleat could still come back with an improved offer for Andy Reid but it would have to be around the Jermaine Jenas fee if Doughty is to start listening.

Don't be suprised though if he only offers £3m for Andy Reid, David Johnson AND Michael Dawson.