Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits a deal to sign David Beckham on loan is looking less and less likely.
The 35-year-old is currently training with Spurs during the Major League Soccer off-season, and Redknapp has been keen to land the former England captain on a temporary basis.
But time is running out on Tottenham, with Redknapp confirming Los Angeles Galaxy want Beckham back in the United States next month.
He told Sky Sports: “David has to be back there in February and there's not a lot of time, which is a shame.
“He has been good to have around and he really is a class act, a fantastic professional and a credit to the game who we are delighted to have training with us.”
And Redknapp went on to reveal that it is unlikely any new players will be arriving at White Hart Lane during the current transfer, with the club having had a bid for Steven Pienaar rejected by Everton.
He continued: “At the moment we are not close to doing anything really, and unless I can find people to improve us it is really not worth taking them.
“Unless I feel they can play a real part and help the squad then I am happy with what we've got.
“We've got a good squad of players and it's got to be somebody that makes a real difference.”