Spending spree

Following Manchester City it was Tottenham Hotspur’s turn to dig deep into the transfer kitty.

This week Jermain Defoe was joined by 15 million euro Wigan recruit Wilson Palacios, Sunderland returnee Pascal Chimbonda and Chelsea keeper Carlo Cudicini at White Hart Lane while manager Harry Redknapp still has his sights set on Lyon striker Fred.

Elsewhere Hull have landed Fulham’s Jimmy Bullard, Emile Heskey has joined Aston Villa from Wigan, Arsenal are about to conclude their long-standing 16 million euro deal for St Petersburg striker Andrei Arshavin and David Beckham is looking to make his move to Milan a permanent one.