Portsmouth rival Spurs for Dunne?

If reports are to be believed and Spurs are interested in signing Manchester City defender Richard Dunne, then they now have competition from Portsmouth to sign the Irishman.

Harry Redknapp told BBC Radio Five Live: “I like Dunne. He’s a top player and 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.”

He added: “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,”

It seems a strange move by Redknapp as they have Sylvain Distin and Sol Campbell already at the heart of their defence, so why move for Dunne?

The only thing I can think of is that he wants to improve his squad, but he’s already got Hermann Hreidarsson, Linvoy Primus and of course Noe Pamarot who can cover at centre-half. So who knows what’s going on.