Sherwood, Tottenham

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has said that he has rejected any offers from Chairman Daniel Levy to bring any players in during the January transfer window.

Levy is a noted last minute dealer when it comes to transfer signings for Spurs, as recent transfer deadlines has proved, but Sherwood has stressed that he is not interested in adding to Tottenham’s already large squad.

“There is a zero per cent chance of us signing anyone,” stated Sherwood, before he joked that stance could change if a star name was to fall into Tottenham’s radar in the final hour of the transfer window.

“Lionel Messi would be great wouldn’t he, he’d be brilliant. Let’s hope we can get him in the eleventh hour, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. We signed seven players in the summer, not a lot of others did that. So we are happy with that.

“It is very, very unlikely anyone comes in unless something dramatic happens. I’m happy with the squad, I’m happy with the numbers and if the window was shut now, I’d be very happy with this squad.”

Sherwood also insisted to the delight of any Liverpool fans that were listening that there was no truth to the story that Tottenham was interested in Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

After it was suggested that some of the summer signings that were brought in by Franco Baldini and Daniel Levy were not sanctioned by the manager Andres Villas-Boas, Sherwood stressed that no such thing would occur so long as he was the manager.

“We are all in this together,” he said as he commented on the three-man transfer committee currently in place at Spurs. “We all talk about players together and unless we are all in agreement they won’t come in, simple as that. There is no point in bringing players in who I don’t sanction as they will end up not playing.

“This transfer window was relaxed for me. We have a lot of players at this football club. I’ve not changed my opinion because it is deadline day. I know the fans will want another ten signings but that is not the way to go about it.

“Just buying players and throwing them at a manager is not the way to go. It is a jigsaw and we need to put it together. I have confidence in this squad to take the club forward.”