Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp would welcome back Benjani Mwaruwari if the Zimbabwe striker doesn't get his move to Manchester City.

Redknapp said: "I didn't want to lose him in the first place but, of course, I had to because it is good business to sell a 29-year-old and get in a lad of 25 (Jermain Defoe) who is always going to get you goals."

He added: "I feel for Benjani because at the moment he seems to be the big loser in all this, but hopefully it will all be sorted out and I think he will end up as a Manchester City player.

"If not, from a greedy football manager's point of view, I'd be delighted to get Benjani back."