Date: 21st June 2007 at 9:18am
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Wednesday was a very quiet day for Pompey and the Tabloids.

Fredi Kanoute’s agent Christophe Mongai was speaking in the papers again – this time telling the Daily Star that Kanoute would be interested in signing for Pompey if Sevilla’s asking is met, something he had concerns over. This was covered in full by Vital Pompey in this article At last some striking encouragement!

Reports late on Tuesday, early Wednesday in the Independent claimed Boro had rejected a £10million bid for Yakubu. But Boro chief executive Keith Lamb said this was not true.

Harry Redknapp told The News that Gary O’Neil ‘is not for sale’. There have been plenty of ‘rumours’ recently that O’Neil could be sold, more likely used as bait to lure Yakubu back to Pompey. This was another story covered in full on Vital Pompey in this article Gary O’Neil is not for sale.

The thing that really caught my eye though on a quiet day were continued ‘links’ with Stephen Hunt – which just do not seem to go away.

Reports in the Mirror continued the recent thoughts that the Reading winger will leave the club unless he is given a new deal. He wants his current £10,000 per week increased to £15,000 per week – more in line with the other top Reading players.

Yes a striker remains a priority, but the Irish international has looked very impressive whenever I have seen him and a fee of around £1.5million could secure his signature. My thinking is this would be money well spent and would add a genuine wing threat – something Redknapp is keen on.

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