Portsmouth boss Adams won't give up on Defoe

Portsmouth boss Tony Adams insists Jermain Defoe could still stay at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth boss Tony Adams insists Jermain Defoe could still stay at Fratton Park.

Adams said: "Jermain is still a Portsmouth player and maybe I'll make a point of talking to him on Monday when he returns to training because people often change their minds, don't they.

"It happened here with Joe Jordan (former first-team coach) after Harry left. All the time Joe was going to stay. Then suddenly he went to Spurs, bless him.

"I'm not going to confirm any bids through the press. All I'm saying is I'm hopeful Jermain will be available for next week's game here against Manchester City and then we'll see about the replay at Bristol."

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