James set for Tottenham switch - Exclusive
Published 23:00 10/05/10 By Alan Nixon
Harry Redknapp is ready to sign David James for Tottenham on a free transfer.
Redknapp has been after his former Portsmouth No.1 for more than a year and could now get his man in the summer.
The Spurs chief wants competition for Heurelho Gomes as he prepares for the club's first Champions League campaign.
Redknapp was blocked in previous attempts for James by supremo Daniel Levy, who was reluctant to pay a fee, but would sanction a free transfer swoop on sensible wages.
And James will also leap at the chance of staying in the Premier League, with a shot at being first choice at White Hart Lane.
Spurs currently have untried Ben Alnwick as number two and are reluctant to spend on an up-and-coming cover keeper like Scott Loach at Watford or Boaz Myhill at Hull.