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Pompey Chimes (14)

Tuesday was another quiet day for Pompey and the Tabloids on the whole.

The News claimed that Fredi Kanoute had become Harry Redknapp's 'number one target', after Redknapp confessed to watching the weekend Sevilla game. This was covered in full on Vital Pompey in this article Kanoute Pompey's number one target?

Reports had started to filter through that Alou Diarra was not so keen on joining Pompey after all, with sections of the media laying the fault of this at the feet of Alain Perrin, an easy statement for them to make given Perrin's history with Pompey. 'Reports' said Diarra was 'more interested' in a move to Newcastle now.

Another striker crossed of the list - or so we would now think - was David Nugent. Harry Redknapp told The News that 'he likes him' but the money being asked for him was 'a lot of dough'. This too was covered in full on Vital Pompey in this article Nugent price puts Redknapp off.

Reading's Stephen Hunt could be on the move after all with him looking for a new contract just 6 months after signing his last. He 'just wants to earn the same as his team mates', this prompted the Mirror to suggest Pompey and Bolton could make a move. Redknapp said he likes Hunt and £1.5million does not sound a lot, but again a striker is a priority.

My thinking is that Harry Redknapp's views and the way The News wrote the article that saw Redknapp stating that letting Diomansy Kamara leave was 'one of Perrin's worst mistakes', was nothing more than a swipe back at the reports Perrin 'could' be dissuading Diarra from joining Pompey. Another story covered in full on Vital Pompey in this article Kamara missed by Redknapp.

The thing that really caught my eye though were the late murmurings - which would be the early ones for today - from the Independent that Pompey had seen a fresh bid for Yakubu rejected by Boro?

Early reports claim a £10million bid is the latest to be rejected, but a move away from Boro is still likely to happen - but they are looking for something closer to £14millon for the Nigerian.


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Date:Wednesday June 20 2007
Time: 9:09AM

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if it is £10m wow that seems crazy!
Johnny Kipper
20/06/2007 09:12:00
I've suddenly thought of how this just might work. We all know who we want but we never seem to get. We often end up with who we don't want, so why don't we all start saying we don't want Yakubu or Defoe, then you never know we just might get one or both of them!
20/06/2007 09:19:00
Defoe, Yakubu, why would we want them? Yakubu is lazy, so wouldnt fit into our team of hard working playors that wont stop running, and Defoe hasn't played first team football for a year. nope, lets sign Emile Hesky...hes a star for the future :) (you mean like that TPB?)
20/06/2007 09:31:00
the article in the indepndant, however, also said that Benjani was off to france - seems unlikely - possibly there should be doubts about how trustworth this article is? (or am I completly wrong, and Benjani is heading back to france without teling me?)
20/06/2007 09:53:00
Something like that Pompeycarpet, lol!!! Go steady on Emile Heskey though, Harry was seriously looking at him two years ago!
20/06/2007 09:59:00
I can't think of one reason why Benjani would want to leave Pompey at the moment.
20/06/2007 10:00:00
As we get more desperate even Emile will begin to sound like a good deal.
20/06/2007 10:01:00
With regard to Reading's Stephen Hunt, this would actually be a good purchase as it would at least provide some depth in cover which is what will be needed. He's not world class but he works hard and is quite effective.
20/06/2007 10:01:00
yep a little reverse psychology is all that is needed - i wont launch in to a mass blasphemous rant in the hope that it works incase some of these guys - or heskey if i do the reserve! - read what is said :) i only got as far ask reading £14m pompeycarpet - did not see the benjani bit... there was talk that he was 'missing' france Et_tu_Pompeii a week or so back, but i too - other than that - see no reason why he would want to leave, more importantly why we would want him to leave... i would agree TruePompeyBlue, hunt would be a good signing - even more so at £1.5-2m as that is pocket change - altho i would feel happier with this if we had signed a striker first...
20/06/2007 11:03:00
according to the daily fail it seems Boro ar back to the cash plus O'Neil demand
20/06/2007 11:04:00
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