Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp confirmed Saturday that he is hoping to sign Manchester City defender Richard Dunne.
Dunne, 28, is expected to leave City this summer and has been linked with Newcastle and Tottenham among others, but Redknapp is hoping the prospect of European football will lure him to Fratton Park.
When asked if he is interested in Dunne, Redknapp told BBC Radio Five Live: “Very much, I like Richard Dunne.
“I think he's a top player but I think there's a couple of clubs in for him at the moment, but I think we've got as good a chance as anyone now.
“We've got in the UEFA Cup for next year and we've got some good players so hopefully we can start to compete with the Tottenhams and the Villas and teams like that.”
However, Redknapp played down rumours linking Pompey with a move for out-of-favour Liverpool striker Peter Crouch.
“I haven't spoken to Peter. I haven't had any conversations with anyone at Liverpool so there's definitely been no contact,” added Redknapp, who signed Crouch during his first spell at Portsmouth.
Reports have claimed however that Liverpool may be willing to settle for 10 million pounds (19.7 million dollars) for Crouch rather than the original asking price of 15 million pounds, to which Redknapp said: “That's getting more interesting.”