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Harry interested in Benayoun

24 Jun 2008 - 08:46:45

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in signing midfielder Yossi Benayoun from Liverpool.

The 28-year-old Israel international recently pledged his future to the Reds and claimed he wanted to see out his career at Anfield despite starting just 15 Premier League games during his first season on Merseyside.

Benayoun could reportedly be sacrificed as Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez seeks to raise funds for a summer transfer spree and his possible availability has alerted Redknapp.

Liverpool paid £5million to sign the right-sided midfielder from West Ham United last summer.

"Of course I'd like to have someone like Yossi Benayoun," Redknapp told the Portsmouth News.

"He's a top player. I don't know what the chances are of getting him out of Liverpool."

Meanwhile, Redknapp has also warned Liverpool that his patience is beginning to wear thin in his pursuit of Peter Crouch.

The Anfield club are reportedly holding out for a £10million fee for the unsettled England striker.

"It's known I like Crouchie too, but I think Liverpool want a bit too much money for him," he added.

"If that's the case then we'll move on to the next option."

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