Martins Out - Kanoute In?

Last updated : 10 July 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Mali international striker has been linked with a return to the Premier League this summer, with the player saying he wants to return to "the best league in the world", and Portsmouth and Bolton have joined Big Sam in the chase.

Pompey have had a €7million (£4.7million) offer rejected by Sevilla and the Spanish club are holding out for double that amount. Something we don't think Pompey or the Trotters are able (or prepared) to match. But obviously Newcastle can, and if you were the ex-Spurs striker who who you prefer ... Bolton, Pompey or the Mighty Magpies?

Sevilla club president Jose Maria Del Nido: "If any club is interested in Kanoute the minimum price is €15million (£10million)."

Kanoute: "I need to speak with the club because I want to earn more money. I am happy in Sevilla but I want to be valued like my team-mates.

"Now there are offers and they are interesting to me. The decision will be in my hands.

"If Sevilla do decide to sell me I will not create any problems but logically I want to decide my future.

"If I do leave Sevilla my destination will be England."