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Huge bids for Portsmouth's Defoe untrue

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has played down talks of clubs putting in massive bids for striker Jermain Defoe.

The out of form striker has reportedly attracted interest from Tottenham and Aston Villa but Storrie said only an 'exceptional offer' would see Defoe leave Pompey.

"We have had a tentative enquiry about Jermain and told the club concerned he was not for sale unless it was for a very, very big offer," Storrei told The News.

"As with any of our players, obviously if an exceptional offer came in, such as that for Lassana Diarra, we would consider it, as any club would.

"But no-one has made a bid."

Andrew Slevison
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