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With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, there is a big void to fill in the 2009/10 Golden Boot market – and Simon Hopper has run the rule over the main contenders. See his recommendation and thoughts on the market here.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that the club are unlikely to sign Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch as he is too ‘expensive’.

Redknapp has been linked with the lanky forward while Fulham are also reported to be keen, but Sunderland have ended their pursuit of the former Liverpool striker.

Redknapp told Sky Sports News: “Portsmouth are trying to sell Crouchy. Sunderland were interested and I think Fulham are interested.

“I like Crouchy but at the moment I have got four strikers here. Four good strikers. So it is not a priority.

“I haven’t got to get rid of anyone. We are not desperate at the moment for strikers.

“I just feel that for that type of money it is an awful lot of money, no disrespect, but Peter is 28-years-old.

“Basically it is an expensive deal because there is no return when you pay that type of money. And obviously his salary is high.

“I don’t know whether it is possible for us to do that type of deal. It is an expensive deal. The whole package looks expensive.”

Redknapp also dismissed reports linking Aston Villa with a move for midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

He said: “I have never heard a thing from Aston Villa. I don’t know where those stories keep coming from. No one has ever contacted us.

“I don’t want to sell Jermaine Jenas, he is a terrific player. We don’t want to sell our best players.”

With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, there is a big void to fill in the 2009/10 Golden Boot market – and Simon Hopper has run the rule over the main contenders. See his recommendation and thoughts on the market here.

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