Date:Friday August 31 2007
In a frantic transfer deadline day, it has thrown up some new information, which has been brought to my attention.
There had been talk of Jermain Defoe interesting Blackburn and Spurs are long-term admirers of Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen. Vital Blackburn and Vital Tottenham have run stories on this today.
But some new information that could see him go to either Blackburn or Pompey late in the day has just been sent to me.
This is not something that has just been made up, it might not come off but it is being used so opinions can be sought.
Just had a call from my Spurs mate at one of the red tops, they are trying to confirm a story that Defoe has put in a transfer request and has had initial discussions with Blackburn with the view to a Pedersen plus £5m deal.
Spurs are pondering this however it seems Pompey have just made a similar offer of Taylor plus £5m.
Both Pedersen and Taylor are left sided players and would fit the spurs requirement.
Defoe it seems has become interested by Blackburn as they can offer Uefa cup this season and he sees this as a route back into the England fold, however Spurs prefer Taylor.
He says, and again they are trying to confirm this, but due to popularity of Taylor and Pedersen neither club want any deal to go through until the very last moment.
It's going to be a late night.
Nothing has been confirmed, but this information is some of the latest, that could be doing the rounds very soon.
As said, this is not meant as fantasy speculation or gossip.
If I was not convinced that this could have more than some truth behind it it would not be used, Vital Pompey is not into rumour mongering, within comments maybe so, but not in articles - maybe in the past but not now.
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Date:Friday August 31 2007
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