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Mendes aware of interest/Kaboul bid launched

Pedro Mendes had admitted that he is aware of interest in him from Mallorca and in particularly Sporting, but insists that he is happy to stay with us: 'I know of any movements but, still, I've been in Portsmouth two years and it is basically the decision of my club.

'I am happy at Pompey.

'However, it is also an attractive and major project in Sporting and playing in the Champions League.'

Mendes has always appeared a man of honour, so if he says he will honour his contract if asked I am sure that he will - there should be no reason that we would want to sell him anyway, as I maintain my thoughts that he is still one of the best midfielders we have, and one of the best of his type around.

All being well he will stay, and indeed play more next season as he always brought the best out of Lassana Diarra when he played alongside him...


Some of you may have seen what Vital Spurs had to say earlier - but if not as reported over there it is 'claimed' by the papers today that Harry Redknapp has launched a £2m bid for Younes Kaboul.

Whilst I have no doubt that we could get him if we really wanted him - and I really am coming round to the idea of signing him, as despite a difficult season with Spurs last year he is a very talented youngster - if we got him that cheaply I would be as amazed as Spurs fans would be disappointed at such a price...

His value has varied from anywhere between £2m and £5m this summer - according to the papers anyway!

As ever guys, thoughts on all the above is appreciated...


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Date:Monday June 23 2008

Time: 10:18AM

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Happy for Mendes to what is best for him. Great if he stays & wish him all the best & a huge thank you when he goes. As for Kabull. If HR wants him & it's a sensible price why not?
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23/06/2008 10:30:00

Medes is a cheat I'm afraid... he got Trotter sent of in the FA Cup. But, Kaboul, well, that would be a decent signing. There is no doubt he is quality, it is just up to Redknapp to try and bring it out of him.
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23/06/2008 10:54:00

Agree that Mendes and Diarra play well together. Mendes a Cheat!! Look back at the Thatcher and Barton challenges I say Tractor boy and reconsider your view.
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23/06/2008 12:23:00

hope mendes do stay if he dont then then thats bad. If he does go to mallorca then we can swap him 4 guiterrez.But i want him 2 stay. Kaboul would be a decent signing gets goals from set pieces but arry can proform him into another distin with his magic wand.Arry go and get him
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23/06/2008 16:45:00

Mendes staying would be great. I think everyone agrees on that one. I am not sure on Kaboul, maybe his awful season has put blinkers on me? 2mill though is a good price for a young premiership defender.
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23/06/2008 16:58:00

If we are going to bring anyone in from Spuds, would like it to be Huddlestone. Picks out a great pass although accept has fitness concerns.
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23/06/2008 18:18:00

2 million that would be well worth the risk, Trotter was a poor tackle he caught Mendes agree should have been a yellow card, but to call Mendes a cheat because Trotter was sent off, come on now.
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23/06/2008 19:21:00

This is a no go. No matter how disappointing he has been 2m for a player who cost us 7 or 8 last year will not happen, which is probably a good thing because in 3 or 4 years time he's gonna be a smashing player imo
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23/06/2008 20:03:00

I hope Mendes stays. The likes of Kaboul we need. He is young and shows promise. We canot keep buying older players like Glen Little - It is just a quick fix, we need to be building up a team for the future.
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23/06/2008 22:53:00

2m for Kaboul .. Time to get the cheque book out Harry... As for Pedro going, I'd be a bit hacked off as like some of you I think he brings the best out of Diarra... and I'd much rather see Pedro in the team than Diop... But if he goes he's got hero status and has written his history with Pompey already.
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23/06/2008 23:43:00

I hope Mendes stays. Harry gave him the start in the cup so you would have to think he wants him. A toss of the coin between Kaboul and Aubey and we let Aubey go so I don't like Kabouls chances unless we get him very cheap. There are still some rumours floating around about Dunne coming here even though he is supposed to be staying put. Maybe Harry is playing wait and see.
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24/06/2008 12:10:00

Talk of a swap between Mendes and Spiderman today !
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24/06/2008 23:48:00

2mil for kaboul???.......old backhander harry is 'aving a laugh!......u can be sure that when u were trying to sign him from auxerre u were offering at least triple that!.....ok he hasnt had the best start, BUT he was thrown in at the deep end and is still very young....i think he has the talent to be a fantastic cente half / defensive mid and would be happy for him to stay.....but if he is going we aint taking a 70% loss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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