Idle speculation only, but there were some interesting comments from Harry Redknapp over the weekend when he said that he would not be able to bid for Jermain Defoe because a substantial bid had already been placed:
"I think they've a massive offer from somebody for him, so good luck to them - I paid about £9m,"Defoe was also left out of Portsmouth's side against Arsenal yesterday, with manager Tony Adams citing it as a tactical decision, yet Portsmouth look to be in selling mode.
With all of the speculation about Craig Bellamy or Michael Owen, could Defoe sneak under the radar?
A proven goalscorer at Premier League level, he possess pace and an eye for goal. For me, he could be a better bet than Roque Santa Cruz but may not be enough of a 'presence' for Hughes's liking.