posted on Jun, 15 2003 @ 08:57 AM
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has ruled out moves for Eyal Berkovic and Kevin Phillips - but is hoping to sign Teddy Sheringham.
Pompey have been linked with several players since their promotion to the Premiership was confirmed and Redknapp has revealed that former Tottenham
and England forward Sheringham is at the top of his shortlist.
Redknapp said: "I like Teddy, he's been a great player and he may be open to a deal.
"I'm sure he wants to continue playing and is still a top player in my opinion.
"I've spoke with his agent but my chairman has been out of the country and is not back yet.
"I've got to sit down and have a chat with him and see where we are going with players, see if there's any money at all and see what we can afford to
"Hopefully we can come up with some offers I can make to a few players.
"But I like Teddy Sheringham, I think he's a fantastic footballer.
"People say he might be getting older, but Teddy couldn't run when he was 15.
"But his brain is as sharp as anybody's and he's a great footballer.
"There may be some kind of deal you can strike with someone like Teddy and he would be a big asset to a club like Portsmouth that's for sure."
However, Redknapp has been alarmed by stories claiming that he has made serious approaches to Manchester City for midfielder Berkovic and to relegated
Sunderland for their wantaway striker Phillips.
He added: "I saw in the papers that I was supposed to have spoken to Eyal and agreed a deal.
"Well that's nonsense. I couldn't have agreed a deal because I've not spoken to Kevin Keegan at Man City and until we did that, you couldn't talk to a
"What Man City can pay and what we would pay is a million miles apart unfortunately. But I would have liked him if I could have afforded him.
"Again I would like Kevin Phillips. He's a terrific goalscorer and would be a terrific player for us, but Kevin's wages would be too much," the Pompey
boss added to BBC Sport Online.