Date: 22nd July 2006 at 10:39am
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Harry Redknapp has confirmed that he is willing to bring Anelka to Portsmouth as the two clubs get closer to agreeing a deal.

‘People have told me I would be mad to sign him, but I like Anelka because he’s a real talent,’ Redknapp is quoted in The Daily Express.

‘I had the same problem when I took Di Canio at West Ham. Everyone said I must be off my head, but he ended up being a legend at West Ham.

‘Anelka is on another level. You have to take a few chances in this game and he is well worth the gamble.

‘I can’t say everyone will agree with me about him, but that is my opinion and I will take the blame if I am wrong.’

Anelka has said that he would give 100% if he joined Portsmouth. Is it possible that Anelka could be Lua Lua`s replacement? I`m receiving news this morning that Lua may join Tottenham in a player plus cash deal (more on that to follow)