Yakubu says no - Anelka says yes
A new day, with 'new stories' in the papers - well not quite new, they revolve around the usual suspects but the tabloids put a new spin on things!
According to the Sun Yakubu has decided against a return to Pompey as he has his 'heart set' on a move to Everton, nothing new on this take of things until they also 'revealed' that Harry Redknapp had offered £5m cash plus David Nugent to lure the Yak back from Boro - of course he did Mr Sun newspaper writer, whoever you are…
Whereas the Daily Mail 'report' that Pompey are closing in on Nicolas Anelka. Their reports are that we are in 'pole position' to land the French international, with a 4 year deal worth £80,000 per week set to be negotiated.
West Ham and United are also said to be 'monitoring the situation', along with Everton amid claims from the same paper that Yakubu's proposed move to club had stalled due to his wage demands.
As always it is an interesting start to the day in media world, but one of the most alarming snippets I picked up on whilst enjoying my morning tea - which almost made me choke - was the little talk that El Hadji Diouf had impressed several managers, including Redknapp, whilst scoring during Senegal's 1-1 draw with Ghana.
My thinking is there is little doing in this, but please steer well clear Redknapp as the fella is not worth the trouble - on or off the field - at all.
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