"If I have to leave Inter Milan, I'll go to London," he told the Italian media. "That is the only possibility."
So read between the lines, he wants a move to Tottenham. But do we need him? The transfer of another centre midfielder is hardly an immediate priority and I'd struggle to see where Redknapp's former player would fit into the side on a regular basis. Would Redknapp move for a player that would command a transfer fee up to £11m just to warm the benches for atleast half a season in the worse case scenario that we run short in midfield? Hard to tell. We need strength in depth but I'd rather we keep our eyes open for a striker.
If he's going cheap, get him in quick; but let's not spend weeks trying to get pen to paper, we don't need him desperately.