Date: 21st July 2007 at 1:30pm
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As ever the ‘silly season’ – also known as the summer transfer window – has thrown up a real beauty today, with opinions on the matter contradicting each other all over the shop.

Fresh ‘reports’ are claiming that Pompey were ‘to test the resolve of Spurs’ by bidding a club record £12m for Jermain Defoe.

Many sources around the cyber world see this as something quite possible, even likely, but if the player rules this out, although it does not mean it is entirely true I think it gives enough of an indication – as did what he said really.

He has said that he expects to stay with Spurs and if he was going to leave he would have done so by now. He did not much sound like a fella thinking about a move away though – at the moment anyway.

It is known that Harry Redknapp is looking for a striker to fill the vacant no.9 shirt and Defoe would have filled that shirt nicely, but my thinking is, for now, it is time this matter was put to bed.

This could be a different matter when January arrives though – depending on how much football he is getting and how both teams are going in the league?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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