Portsmouth rejected £15m bid for Diarra

Redknapp could be forced to sell some of his star players in the January transfer window, due to the poor financial situation at the club.

“At the moment I don’t want to sell anybody. I turned down a £15million bid for Diarra on transfer deadline day. I’m not saying who from – he might want to go there,” Redknapp said.

“But he is worth more than that. You show me a club that’s not up for sale if somebody offers fantastic money.

“I don’t know if the owner here wants to sell but I bet every club has a price on it.

“I know we have fantastic assets here – and they are on the pitch. I’ve spoken to the owner and he’s told me we don’t have to sell.

“We had to sell Sulley Muntari and Pedro Mendes in the summer to get Peter Crouch and and a few others. It happens in football but I wouldn’t have a clue what players earn or what they cost.

“I had to sell Benjani last season which I didn’t want to do but I needed to do that to get Defoe who is younger. Nearly every team is in debt and has to sell to buy. Nobody is making millions.”