Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out making a move for Sol Campbell.
Campbell is a free agent following his shock departure from League Two club Notts County.
The 35-year-old walked out on the club after just one game, with the club agreeing to cancel his five-year contract at Meadow Lane.
Rumours have suggested that Redknapp, who is a big fan of Campbell having worked with him at Portsmouth, could make a move for the central defender in January when the player is permitted to join another club.
However, Redknapp has moved to dismiss any suggestion of a deal by claiming the bad blood that still exists as a result of his move from Spurs to Arsenal in 2001 rules out the possibility of a move.
“Some people are already claiming I am now going to sign Sol,” Redknapp told The Sun Well, let’s nail that one straight away – it ain’t going to happen.
“I said during the summer that, if I was the boss of any other Premier League club, I’d sign Sol like a shot.
“That statement still applies today. But there is no way in the world Sol is ever going to play for Spurs again.
“There is simply too much bad feeling towards him from the fans at White Hart Lane.
“It would be too much hassle for him, for me and the club. Anyway, I couldn’t sign him even if I wanted to because of the regulations.
“Sol is now a free agent but Premier League clubs can’t sign any players unless they were out of contract in the transfer window.”