Spurs plan move for Ferdinand

Spurs are struggling with injuries to defenders Jonathan Woodgate, Michael Dawson, Ledley King and Sebastien Basson and Redknapp is keen to strengthen at the back.

Redknapp tried to sign the 24-year-old on transfer deadline day, but failed with his move.

Reports suggest Ferdinand is keen on a return to London to work with the manager who nurtered his brother Rio at West Ham.