Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out a summer swoop for Real Madrid legend Raul.
The Spaniard is poised to join German Bundesliga outfit Schalke, and Redknapp rubbished speculation that he may try to hijack the deal.
He told Sky Sports News: “Raul is a great player at Real Madrid, but I wouldn’t think he’d be a player we’d bring to Tottenham. Financially, I don’t think it would be possible to do a deal like that.”
However, Redknapp did confirm he is still interested in Brazil and Sevilla star Luis Fabiano.
“I like Fabiano,” he continued. “I’ve got other targets, but I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t like him, he’s a top player.
“We’re certainly not the poor relations to anybody. We’re well off, the club’s well run and we’re in good shape.
“We need three players and I know the three players we want. If we can get them I think we’ll be good next year.
“We’ve still got work to do. There are a couple of positions where we could just make ourselves that extra little bit better.”