Date: 31st August 2006 at 10:49am
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Portsmouth have been trying to bring Ghana captain, Appiah.

Portsmouth had almost agreed a fee but the minor details had taken too long to complete and Fenerbahce have now cancelled the deal. They have claimed that there isn`t enough time to find a replacement.

Appiah said; ‘I have to concentrate now on getting victories for Fenerbahce as the deal with Portsmouth is completely off for now.

‘If the guys from Portsmouth had improved on their initial fee for my transfer a deal could have been done long ago.

‘But at this last minute selling me without a proper replacement will be difficult for Fenerbahce giving my contribution to the team.

‘I am grateful to Portsmouth to the interest they have shown in my ability especially coach Harry Redknapp,’ Appiah said.