Date: 26th June 2006 at 3:50pm
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Although Pompey boss Harry Redknapp is understood to be in the market for a quality central defender, Newcastle claim Jean-Alain Boumsong is not set for the South coast just yet.

Paris St Germain and former club Rangers are said to be keen on his services, but only at a cut-down price. And don’t expect them to go head-to-head if the price rises above £2m, even though United paid £8m for him last year.

So the Portsmouth boss will have to produce more money to sway Newcastle into selling, because a return to France seems to be the player’s preference.