Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is facing a frustrating wait over a deal for Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul.

The Daily Mail says Redknapp met owner Alexandre Gaydamak and chief executive Peter Storrie on Tuesday and, according to one source at the club, was told that the proposed £7million signing of Tottenham's Kaboul was being held up because Pompey could not pay a £1.225m VAT bill.

Redknapp has signed Peter Crouch from Liverpool this summer in a deal worth £10m, but it is understood that Portsmouth made a small down-payment and will spread the rest of the fee over the length of the England striker's contract.