Date: 31st May 2008 at 9:31am
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Without fully committing Harry Redknapp has admitted to The News that he would like to sign Shaun Wright-Phillips: ‘I haven’t spoke to anyone at Chelsea. But I like Shaun. He’s a terrific talent.

‘I wouldn’t know how much Chelsea wanted for him, though, if they were going to sell.

‘Maybe they would want to wait until a new manager comes in.

‘But equally they may not need a new manager to come in before they sell someone. I wouldn’t know how Chelsea run their affairs.

‘The player may want to wait until a new manager comes in and have a look at things then.

‘But maybe he would look at his situation there and think he wanted to leave.

‘Of course he’s the type of player I would love to have, though. He’s an excellent player.’

Some think that we do not have the reported £10m transfer fee it would cost to sign him, but the chances are we will spend at least £30m this summer I reckon – around two thirds of this could be used to sign Wright-Phillips and Peter Crouch perhaps, but I think it would be money well spent…

I know ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’ but lets show we mean business and make this move happen – we would most certainly reap the benefits of any such move I have absolutely no doubt about it.

The thought of yet another England international at Pompey is fantastic isn’t it, or am I the only one excited by this?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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