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Two clubs interested in Bosnich

04/05/2003 10:02:47 PM Comments (0)

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed he's considering signing disgraced former Socceroo goalkeeper Mark Bosnich when the Australian's nine-month ban for drugs expires.

Manchester City manager Kevin Keegan is also reported to be looking at Bosnich to replace the retiring Peter Schmeichel.

Bosnich, 31, was found guilty last week by a Football Association disciplinary commission of misconduct and breaching doping rules after testing positive to cocaine last October.

His nine-month ban was backdated to last December, making him eligible to play again in September.

Redknapp said he was looking at Bosnich for his Portsmouth side, which has been promoted to the Premiership - but he would have to be convinced Bosnich was serious about playing and happy to take a massive pay cut from the STG42,000 ($A108,000) a week he was getting at Chelsea before his sacking in January.

"I'm aware of the fact I've been linked with him but there's an awful lot that needs to be taken into account," he told British newspaper News of the World.

"Mark's a good keeper but he hasn't been playing for two or three years so, although I wouldn't write him off, there would be a lot to consider.

"I would need to be totally convinced about a lot of things regarding the boy.

"And he'd have to be realistic about the sort of money he's likely to be offered - the big pay days look like a thing of the past."

The Sunday Mirror said Keegan had already sounded Bosnich out about joining Manchester City next season.

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