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Fred meeting fails to materialise, Appiah decision expected soon

PUBLISHED: 12:57 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:51 07 September 2010

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will make a firm decision on whether to sign Stephen Appiah but a move for Fred looks less clear after the Lyon striker failed to turn up for a meeting.



Redknapp was scheduled to discuss a possible move with Fred before Tue

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will make a firm decision on whether to sign Stephen Appiah but a move for Fred looks less clear after the Lyon striker failed to turn up for a meeting.

Redknapp was scheduled to discuss a possible move with Fred before Tuesday night's win over Stoke, which took Spurs to 13th in the Barclays Premier League.

"I don't know what happened, the plan was for me to meet him and have a chat with him," Redknapp said. "He's out of contract in the summer so I think they are asking for a small fee."

Appiah will play in a reserve game against Reading, with the decision hinging on the Ghana midfielder's fitness following a knee injury.

"He has had an injury and his fitness is way below what you'd hope it to be but he's worked hard so I'll have a look at him and give him a decision because he's been with us for about a month now," Redknapp said. "He needs to know.


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