He said: â€śIf we could agree a fee with Portsmouth and my chairman can agree with their chief executive Peter Storrie then fine. He is a good player.
â€śBut if Portsmouth do not want to sell him, it is up to them. They do not have to sell him if they donâ€™t want to.
â€śItâ€™s like the situation with Lassana Diarra.
â€śPortsmouth didnâ€™t really want to sell him but they got a fantastic offer and sold him to Real Madrid.â€ť