Utaka Heading For Pompey
The Nigerian international striker claims he is looking forward to playing for Portsmouth next season alongside Kanu after speaking to him about the club. Utaka said: "Yes, Kanu has spoken with me about Portsmouth. What he told me is personal to me but I am really looking forward to joining him at Fratton Park and playing alongside him in the colours of Portsmouth next season."
The 22-year-old scored 11 goals in 28 appearances for Rennes last season and the French club are said to be interested in Niko Kranjcar, who could be used as a makeweight for the deal. Other sources suggest that he will be bought for nearly £6 million.
So if what Utaka says is true then Redknapp will have one of the two quality strikers he wants. There are rumours that Harry has lodged an £8 million bid for Jermain Defoe (which is likely to get rejected as Spurs want at least £12 million apparently) and there's also talk that Pompey have agreed a deal with Preston for David Nugent.
Watch this space.