Striker rumours a load of old nonsense

Last updated : 18 January 2006 By Editor

Tottenham yesterday said claims from an agent concerning a bid by the club for Zenit St Petersburg forward Alexander Kerzhakov were untrue.

In a separate incident today newspaper quotes published last night and this morning clearly suggest that Emmanuel Adebayor met a Tottenham director on the same day he signed for Arsenal (last Friday).

Tottenham Sporting Director Damien Comolli said, "This story is absolute rubbish and we do resent it when we see claims that we have been snubbed by a player in this way when we weren’t even interested."

According to one of the reports the Togo international was also told by a director on the board of his former club Monaco he had to sign for Dynamo Moscow, otherwise he wouldn’t play again.