Spurs, Portsmouth battle for Appiah

Tottenham and Portsmouth are going head-to-head for free agent Stephen Appiah.

Tottenham and Portsmouth are going head-to-head for free agent Stephen Appiah.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp faces a battle with ex-club Portsmouth for the signature of Fenerbache's Ghanaian international midfielder Appiah, 27, who has secured an early contract release and is a free agent.

Pompey want the former Juventus ace to replace Lassana Diarra, who has joined Real Madrid.

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