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Redknapp faces legal threat from Manchester City

Wed 5th May 2010 | Legal

Manchester City Football Club have reportedly consulted their legal team over Harry Redknapp's claim that they stopped Tottenham from trying to sign Craig Bellamy in January 2009.

Redknapp said Manchester City had threatened to blow Tottenham's bid for Wilson Palacios out of the water unless they stood back and allowed them to sign Bellamy from West Ham.

In the end, the Bellamy deal did go through, and Palacios moved to Tottenham from Wigan as Redknapp wished.

Yet Manchester City deny there was any coercion involved.

Acutely sensitive to a theory they are using the huge amounts of cash at their disposal to shove other clubs aside in a bid to claim a place at the head of English football, the club are looking at whether Redknapp's claims merit further action.

Although the club are making no statement on the matter, it is understood their lawyers are looking into the comments.

Whether that will involve a formal process being launched seems unlikely.

 

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