Kanu denies quit threat
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kanu has denied suggestion that he wants to quit Portsmouth.
Kanu has denied suggestions that he wants to quit Portsmouth and secure a move back to his former club Ajax.
The 30-year-old has denied talking to his ex-club and he insists he is more than happy with life at Fratton Park.
"I don't know why they keep on saying that about Ajax - there's nothing happening," he told The News.
"I'm a Portsmouth player, I love the supporters, I love the club and definitely I want to be here. It's just up to the management to show their own commitment.
"I don't know who these people are that keep going on about Ajax, Ajax, Ajax. I haven't even heard from Ajax.
"I don't know where it's coming from. It's annoying because it's not true.
"The fans want to know the truth and the truth is I am grateful to Portsmouth, to Harry, to the management, to the supporters.
"They have taken me in and since then I have been playing for them and I want to stay."
Kanu did reiterate that he wanted a longer term contract in order to secure his future.
"I have said before that it's difficult to travel for two hours from London to Portsmouth and then train and then go back.
"But if I can have a commitment from the club then I can settle down, have a house here and be relaxed.
"I want a longer contract. If you have six months of a one-year contract, you don't know what's going to happen.
"It's just for the management to say 'okay' and then give you more years on your contract so you can relax.
"It depends on the management how long it is and then we'll take it from there.
"I hope to start talks soon."
Meanwhile, Pompey boss Harry Redknapp insists he wants to bolster his defence in the transfer window after losing Noe Pamarot to injury.
"I haven't got a clue if I'm going to be bringing in a player or not.
"I keep looking, but I don't know whether I'll be able to bring anyone in. I've not got a clue about money.
"Hopefully we can get one or two in because losing Pamarot leaves us a bit short at left-back, with Dejan Stefanovic still a long way from fitness, too.
"We've got only two spare defenders - Andy O'Brien and Andy Griffin. Andy Griffin wants to go to Stoke, Stoke want him, but I can't let him go."
One fresh addition to the Pompey squad comes in the shape of Svetoslav Todorov who has returned from his loan spell at Wigan.