Speaking after seeing his Portsmouth side draw their opening pre-season match 1-1 at Exeter, Redknapp admitted he was still trying to bring in Wright-Phillips.

"At the moment we like him, he is a good player but he belongs to Chelsea," he told Sky Sports News.

"We have spent some money on Peter Crouch, so the situation is that we have two other options but Shaun Wright-Phillips is a terrific player."