Tottenham Hotspur have made an audacious double swoop to almost sign Ronaldo and Christian Vieri. 'I think this will prove to everyone how ambitious we are,' said Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle. 'This continues the good progress of last season when we almost signed Andrei Shevchenko and only a fortnight ago when we almost signed Rivaldo. If any top player in the world becomes available, I can guarantee that we will almost sign them.'
Arsène Wenger added: 'Spurs are ruining the game with their monopoly on almost signing people. The rest of us just don't stand a chance. I would have loved to have almost signed these three players but we are just not in a position to compete.'