Redknapp eyes West
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 30-year-old is available on a free transfer - after leaving Partizan Belgrade - and could be the first of a number of signings, as Pompey look to build for next season in The Premiership.
The South Coast outfit have all but secured their place in the top-flight for next season and that has allowed Redknapp to look at potential new signings.
West is now in talks with Pompey and could sign a deal.
"I fancy coming back to England," said West.
"I like The Premiership so I'll chat with Portsmouth and see how it goes."
West last played in England in 2001 when he had a six-month spell at Derby County - who were managed by Jim Smith, who is now number two at Pompey.
Redknapp added: "Taribo is here, but it's difficult until I know how much I've got to spend."
The Pompey boss also confirmed that he intended on making a move for Newcastle United's out-of-favour full back Andy Griffin.
"We need someone like Griffin who can do a job for us in the Premiership," he added.