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Friday, 13 January 2012
Tottenham have rejected an offer from QPR to sign misfit midfielder Steven Pienaar.
The winger joined Spurs from Everton a year ago but has failed to break in to the first team, partly due to a series of injuries.
It is understood new Rangers boss Mark Hughes made a bid for the South African this morning, but it was rejected and Spurs do not want to let the 29-year-old go.
Pienaar has started just five league games for Spurs since moving to White Hart Lane from Everton, where he was a fans' favourite.
He has been linked with a return to Goodison Park on loan for the rest of the season and Aston Villa have also been mentioned as possible suitors.
But, mindful that he needs a big squad to maintain his team's Barclays Premier League title challenge, manager Harry Redknapp does not want to see the versatile midfielder leave.
"I wouldn't want to let him go. He is a good player," Redknapp said.
"I brought him on for the last 10 minutes against Everton on Wednesday and he didn't give the ball away.
"I don't have any need to weaken the squad. I would rather have a good squad for last 18 matches of the season than let one or two go who could play a part in the run-in."