Portsmouth are in talks with Liverpool for striker Peter Crouch.

The Times says Portsmouth were holding talks with Liverpool last night about re-signing Crouch, who left Fratton Park six years ago.

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp wants a target man to partner Jermain Defoe next season and believes that Liverpool will sell Crouch this summer as he enters the final year of his contract. Liverpool's £15million valuation has been a stumbling block, with Portsmouth willing to pay about half that.