Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has not given up hope of signing striker Jermain Defoe from his former club Portsmouth.
Redknapp signed Defoe from Tottenham last January and he is now eager to bring the England international back to White Hart Lane.
Redknapp has previously revealed that he fears being priced out of the market should Pompey decide to sell Defoe.
“If we could agree a fee with Portsmouth, then fine, he is a good player,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News when asked about interest in Defoe.
“But if Portsmouth do not want to sell him, then that is up to them.
“They haven’t got to sell him if they don’t want to. If they say, ‘no’ then that is the end of the story.
“It is like Diarra. They didn’t want to sell Diarra, but they got a fantastic offer.”
Redknapp – who is also rumoured to be interested in signing Pompey’s Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson, and Atletico Madrid’s former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia – has also reiterated his interest in West Ham attacker Craig Bellamy.
“We made an offer and they turned it down,” added Redknapp. “He belongs to West Ham and if they don’t want to sell that is their prerogative.
“We can’t force them to sell him but, yes, he is a player I like.”