Date: 11th June 2007 at 6:09pm
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Harry Redknapp has told The News that moves for Arsenal’s Freddie Ljungberg and QPR’s Lee Cook are not in his mind.

‘I’ve heard the rumours about Lee Cook, but I don’t know where they’ve come from.

‘He’s not someone I’ve looked at.

‘Freddie Ljungberg’s a good player, but I’m looking for strikers, really.’

As you would expect Redknapp is not going to come out and say ‘yes I am going for these players,’ but what Redknapp tells us and what really happens are not always one in the same, so moves for one or both – although being ruled out – would not come as a surprise to me at all.

Ljungberg might have lost his way recently but he is still a fine footballer and a footballer I would happily have at Pompey, although maybe these feelings are more feelings I had when there were links previously?

From what I have been told about Cook he too sounds a fine talent and could be an ideal player to carve out opportunities for our strikers – but we need some that will take chances first – so rightly our attentions need to be turned fully towards these first. And we will get one or more strikers sooner or later.

PLAY UP POMPEY!