Date: 25th June 2007 at 7:36am
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Fredi Kanoute will be staying in Spain for at least the next two years after scoring the only goal in the 1-0 win for Savilla over Getafe in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. Also off Redknapp’s list is Nicolas Anelka who has been strongly linked for a return to Arsenal after the North London side and English football said goodbye Thierry Henry.

A jubilant Kanoute said after the win ‘I’ve got two years left on my contract and I’m not planning on moving from here. I’ve read a lot of things that aren’t true. I’ve had two great seasons here and now we’ve won another trophy. My aim is to keep on fighting for Sevilla.’

With the hunt for a striker gathering pace, Redknapp will need to ensure that a goalscorer is brought to the club after a poor scoring record from a lacklustre strike force at Pompey. The combined record of goals from the current crop of forwards brought just eight league goals since November 2006 and he would need to address this if the Club are to emulate or improve on the 2006/07 season. With the defence now shored up more than the Thames Barrier, perhaps £7million is not too much for Preston North End’s free scoring David Nugent after all?