Date: 11th December 2007 at 2:23pm
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Djimi Traore’s oversight from the Mali squad for the African nations looked to have boosted Harry Redknapp’s ranks to 15 outfield players, but Cameroon coach Otto Pfister is hoping to reduce this by one again…

Lauren has not played international football with the Cameroon since the 2002 world cup finals, but some 5 years on and several refusals to come out of retirement later Pfister is hoping that he can talk him round.

To be honest Lauren would probably be one of the players that most would sacrifice in January if players had to be sold, which would make him coming out of international retirement all the more unlikely as he would not be doing a ‘possible’ new club many favours by signing for them and then going off to the African nations right away.

I cannot see him being talked out of retirement myself, but I can see him leaving Pompey in the New Year – and being brutally honest – compared to some others – as good as he has been over the years particularly with Arsenal he would not be one that I would mind that much if he did…

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