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Harry hints at Nugent exit
29 Aug 2007 - 08:21:16
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has indicated he is willing to let new £6million signing David Nugent leave Fratton Park amid rumours he is keen to land Nicolas Anelka from Bolton.
Nugent joined the south coast club from Preston North End in July and, after a frustrating start to the season in which he has been left on the bench, finally opened his Pompey account with a goal in their 3-0 Carling Cup victory over Leeds on Tuesday.
But after the match, Redknapp suggested he would be prepared to allow Nugent to leave with Derby County interested in signing the England striker.
Redknapp is believed to be interested in launching a £12million raid on Bolton for Anelka before the transfer window closes on Friday.
"You are always looking to improve your team and it just depends who was available," he told Sky Sports News.
"If someone came up who was a fantastic option and I had to sell somebody, it's whoever you can sell.
"You need to raise money sometimes, you have to sell people that you're not so keen to sell because you want to get somebody else in.
"It's no secret Derby would like to buy him (Nugent). His old manager (Billy Davies) fancies him at Derby, we'll have to wait and see.
"Derby have been in and they would like to sign him, they would like him very much. Billy knows him and if David wants to go - if people want to move then you let them go.
"It's up to David really. I'll have a chat with him and see what his plans are.
"If someone makes an offer you think 'okay, I'll have to do that, because I want to get this player in,' and that's how the business works."