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Wellington Phoenix distance themselves from ex-Arsenal striker Kanu

A-League club Wellington Phoenix have ruled out claims that they are set to sign current Portsmouth and former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu.

Recent reports have suggested that the New Zealanders were looking to bring the 35-year old Nigerian in on a 10-game guest stint but head coach Ricki Herbert has ruled that possibility out.

"I think there was a general circulation around all the A-League clubs at the start of the year and I think we've just been part of that correspondence," said Herbert.

"I don't think (we're interested) at this stage. The January window is the one (we're looking at). If we do recruit at the club ideally for me it would be someone who would come for a longer period of time. Maybe a longer-term signing for a couple of years."

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