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Tottenham delay Naughton's loan move to Portsmouth

Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill believes Kyle Naughton's contract negotiations with Tottenham are holding up a proposed loan move. The Fratton Park outfit are keen to further bolster their squad with the signing of the 21-year-old right-back on a temporary basis.

But Cotterill has admitted that the deal is being held up with Harry Redknapp keen for the youngster to commit his future to White Hart Lane before heading out on loan.

He told the Portsmouth News: "I don't like talking about anyone else's players until potentially we get them across the line. Let's just wait and see.

"Obviously Kyle Naughton is definitely somebody we are hot on and we have spoken to him and very much he is keen to come.

"I think that perhaps Tottenham want him to sign a new contract before he comes out and if I am honest that might be the small stumbling block at the moment.

"So at the moment, I don't know if anyone will come in before Palace."

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