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Blues can't pull this off, can they?

Blues can't pull this off, can they?

There had been some talk of a 'reported' Pompey interest in Chelsea's Claude Makelele - a World Cup and European Championship winner - but I had not heard this myself until talk of it first here on Vital Pompey.

But I have now come across news that L'Equipe claim Pompey 'have shown a strong interest' in the French international midfielder - along with Paris St Germain.

I know Pompey have pulled off some signings in the past that we did not think possible, but even this is must be beyond us? Not that I think he is too good for us as I do not think he is at all, I am just not certain moving for him could or even would happen, but a lot of us thought this about Sol Campbell last summer!

You cannot doubt a player of his quality but at 34 is even he too old for Harry Redknapp - I would think that many of us would like to see this but do we really think it is possible?


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Date:Monday June 18 2007
Time: 1:50PM


personnaly I think Makelele is an outstanding player & regardless of age would lovetoo see him in a Pompey shirt! still, I do doubt this very very much!
18/06/2007 13:57:00
I don't doubt Harry can pull it off. Let's face it, we got Paul Merson, Tim Sherwood, Steve Stone, Teddy Sheringham, Sol Campbell and David James - all ex-international players for England and all came mostly due to Harry.

Bring it on!
18/06/2007 14:04:00
Shame we hear the news, alerts a few others. Brilliant if we could get him.
18/06/2007 14:39:00
He's a cracking player but is starting to show his age - he can't manage the shear volume of game expected of him at Chelsea. He's world-class still and would do you proud and *IF* he leave Chelsea I'd like to see him in the Prem still. However, to even mention him in the same breath as Tim Sherwood and Steve Stone is a little out of order :-)
18/06/2007 14:47:00
I doubt very much whether there is any genuine substance in the rumour!
18/06/2007 14:48:00
Despite the young talent we have waiting in the wings, we will miss Maka if he does leave, that says a lot about how good a signing he would be for you boys if you got him. Not sure I believe it though I'm afraid. I think if he goes he will go abroad - as andleics said though, would be a shame to lose him from the English game
18/06/2007 14:54:00
I not sure how true it is, but I like it!
18/06/2007 15:05:00
It's the first I've heard of Makelele being linked with us, but of course he would be an absolutely outstanding signing for any top team....even if he is older than Kanu (doubtful!)
18/06/2007 15:20:00
Yes but in place of whom? Are you all saying have him and not Diarra? Have him and not O'Neil? Pedro? I understand the desire to obtain classy players who will improve the team or squad but if he comes, someone has to either go or miss out on many games. All the other top signings we made were needed but this one seems just an 'extra'. Can't Harry find an aging world class forward or two - now that would be interesting.
18/06/2007 15:31:00
according to my french mates Makalele knees are knackered and he is looking for a retirement home... so he's probably on his way then.
18/06/2007 16:37:00
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