Date: 16th April 2008 at 4:48pm
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Niko Kranjcar has grabbed plenty of headlines for club and country this season and the ‘apparent’ interest in him is ‘said’ to be growing and growing – so offers could come in for him this summer?

Even if they do Harry Redknapp has told The News that he hopes he will stay with us as we can offer him as much as most other clubs, a select few aside: ‘hopefully we can keep hold of him. He’s happy here and we are playing great football.

‘The European Championships are coming up and he’s got a Cup final to play.

‘The club’s moving forwards, so everything is here for him. ‘

Should Kranjcar perform well at Euro 2008 the interest would no doubt grow yet further, but I cannot see why we should not be able to keep hold of him. He is happy, we are happy – simple as. Granted he will want to test himself at the very, very highest level but what is the hurry?

Everyone has a price and if the price is right he ‘could’ be sold, but hopefully we keep him and as many other of our top players as maintaining continuity will be essential to our continued progress, without this we cannot carry on our moves forward.

Also speaking of Redknapp he has began court actions against the police for his arrest in November. He was furious at the time – and justifiably so as I fully believe he did no wrongdoing at all in that instance – as he believes that cost him the England job, and that is putting aside the way he and his family were treated!

The first hearing takes place early in May. Selfish as it sounds I hope that this does not have any negative impact on the rest of our season and of course the FA cup final, which as we know takes place on May 17th.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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