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'Big Phil' drops SWP exit hint...

'Big Phil' drops SWP exit hint...

Lets face it if Chelski were to let Shaun Wright-Phillips leave it would not really be that much of a surprise would it?

'Big Phil' Scolari had earlier in the summer ruled out selling the winger, but he was going to do nothing less was he... The player also ruled out leaving Stamford Bridge, but again he was going to say nothing less either!

It is also the worst keep secret that Harry Redknapp is desperate to bring him in, so if he can somehow raise the funds his wish will be granted with Scolari saying: 'we have 26 players now.

'If I lose one or two, it's not a problem for me because I have a minimum 24 or 25.

'I don't know if some clubs want Shaun and I don't know what the player thinks about offers from other teams but as I've said before, if I have 24 or 25 and three or four players for two positions, I am happy.

'I have three or four players in this position - right wing, left wing. If the club sell one or two players more, it's not a problem for me.'

Chelski paid £21m for him but know they will take a massive loss on him if sold - some reports claim he could go for us little as £8m, which if we could offload some of the players that we have been trying to we might be able to get somewhere near to that amount... But Villa and Citeh are also heavily 'linked', as are Sunderland and Newcastle now.

There is some talk he 'could' go out on loan, but we have our full quota of loan players now, and even if we did not it is my understanding that we could only have 1 player from Chelski anyway and we already have this in Ben Sahar. So to even have a chance of loaning Wright-Phillips we would need to sign the Israeli, like we did Jerome Thomas earlier in the week - but it is not known if Chelski will even sell him, how much he would cost or if we could even afford that!

In an ideal world we would bring him in on a season loan with the view to signing next summer, but things are much easier in theory than they are in practice... I do not have much doubt that he will leave Chelski before the transfer window closes, in January at the latest, and whilst it might seem unlikely at the moment I would not be surprised to see us pull something out of the bag to see him come here...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday August 23 2008
Time: 1:17PM

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The only way we are gonna get SWP to Pompey is by starting a whip round... Right .. everybody empty there pockets and let's have a count up...
Chix
23/08/2008 14:03:00
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..Right I've got £54.38p and a bottletop who's next...
Chix
23/08/2008 14:04:00
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Can we have him on loan? :)
toffeetower
23/08/2008 14:17:00
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You can all laugh and say told you so if we get him. But; Ive got more chance of joining Pompey than SWP. 1 We have no money. 2. He doesn't seem that keen. 3. We can't afford his wages. This chase is almost laughable
pentonpompey
23/08/2008 15:21:00
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£7.26 and some toenail clippings. The Times today suggests we're after him on loan but I thought we'd already ruled that out by having Sahar from Chelski on loan (only one per PL club)
NinjaTim
23/08/2008 15:53:00
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74p and half a packet of chocolate raisins - Are we there yet?
UKTony
23/08/2008 16:13:00
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Blimey i must have someone elses jeans on, £84.23...if thats the case, i'm going to the pub tonight!!
pentonpompey
23/08/2008 16:25:00
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I will arrange a whip round in the pub tonight but doubt I will raise too much. We only have 150 quid at the moment think we might struggle.
eastneydave
23/08/2008 16:54:00
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Well ive just bought my lotto tickets for tonights roll over on line so who knows, i might just be able to add £10 by tonight!
pentonpompey
23/08/2008 17:03:00
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£1.28 and half a lettuce here - must be getting close
Tantona
23/08/2008 17:25:00
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