Date: 13th July 2006 at 4:05pm
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Portsmouth have offered Celtic what Harry is calling a “final offer.” Portsmouth will reportable look elsewhere if there final offer is rejected.

Redknapp believes the latest offer is what the player is worth and has refused to pay more than the clubs evaluation, for any player.

‘We’ve made a good offer but we have valuations of certain players and that is what we will stick to,’ Redknapp said in The Daily Record.

‘We’re not going to pay any more than those valuations.

‘Peter Storrie, our chief executive, is dealing with it and we hope Celtic will accept the bid.

‘I like Petrov a lot and would like to sign him. We need to strengthen all around but it is hard to sign good players because clubs do not want to sell them.

‘It is not difficult to pick up bad players because clubs are looking to get rid of them but we want to get players to improve the team.’

Milan Mandaric still believes that a deal can be done for the player.

‘We are going back with a bid. And I hope we can resolve something by the end of the week,’ said Mandaric.

‘We still have some way to go but we are hopeful we should be able to conclude a deal.’