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Fulham could yet resurrect their bid to sign Portsmouth defender Matt Taylor.

It has been reported by Skysports.com that the two Premiership clubs are still talking about a possible move to Craven Cottage for the left back, even though Chelsea’s Wayne Bridge is being strongly linked with a switch across West London.

Pompey chief Harry Redknapp has stressed that a deal is on hold but refused to completely rule out any move.

“Fulham have made an offer for Matty but, at the moment, I don’t really want to to let him go,” he told Sky Sports News.

“He’s a good player and, at the moment, I’m not overloaded on the left side. I’d like to keep him so, at the moment, there’s no deal.

“You never know. I’d like to try and balance the books a little bit.

“If Ashley Cole becomes available, on loan or something, I would take him and it would solve my problem. But I don’t think it’s going to happen.

“At the moment, he’s still here and will be in the squad on Saturday then we’ll see how we go.”

It would appear as though Redknapp wants to sign a replacement, and he has been looking in Die Bundesliga for recruits, before agreeing to let Taylor move on.