Redknapp confirms deal to sign Palacios from Wigan is imminent, but tells Spurs fans not to expect more arrivals

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed the club are holding talks with Wilson Palacios after agreeing a fee with Wigan.

The Honduras international has been identified by Redknapp as the midfield enforcer needed at White Hart Lane to lift the club away from danger.

Manchester City could yet make a late bid for the player, but Redknapp is confident of securing Palacios' signature.

Wilson Palacios holds off Luka Modric

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Speaking on Sky Sports News, he said: 'I think we have agreed a deal and the chairman is talking to his people now to see if there is a deal to be done.'

But Redknapp warned Tottenham fans not to expect any more new arrivals before the transfer window closes.

Harry Redknapp

Playing it cool: Redknapp says there are no more big arrivals on the horizon

'Apart from Palacios, there is no one else really on the horizon here.'

Redknapp's determination to seal the deal has been hardened after missing out on Craig Bellamy to City. The Wales striker favoured a move across London, but West Ham refused to do business with Tottenham.

'I wanted Craig, obviously,' said Redknapp. 'I would have loved him to come here. I think he is a good player and a fighter, he wants to win.

'I was keen to get him, but once Man City come in, it's very difficult to compete. They are working on another level compared to almost everybody else.'

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