Portsmouth could find out this week if they have been successful in their bid to land Richard Dunne.
The Manchester City captain has just 12 months left on his contract at Eastlands and Portsmouth are believed to be leading a host of Premier League clubs looking to secure his signature.
The 28-year-old is believed to be considering his options following the appointment of Mark Hughes as City boss, but Harry Redknapp remains hopeful of bringing him to Fratton Park.
"Richard Dunne is a player I like," he told The News.
"I would love to bring him here, and (Portsmouth chief executive) Peter Storrie has been doing the work on it.
"It does seem to be dragging on a bit at the moment, but hopefully he can meet with him again and see what we can do.
"Maybe Mark Hughes going there as manager is part of the problem.
"But I think there's a bit of a problem with the deal or something, though.
"We should know where we are going with it in the next couple of days. If we were to get him it would be great.
"He's a powerful player and he would make us very strong at the back. We'll have to see what happens."