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Portsmouth keeper David James admits he is "flattered" by reported interest from Tottenham as he looks to boost his World Cup chances.

James is reportedly attracting the interest of Spurs and former Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp, who has been without an established back-up to Heurelho Gomes since Carlo Cudicini suffered serious injuries in a motorbike accident last month.

"You could say that I'm flattered by a team of Tottenham's stature and that it would be good for my England chances to join an upwardly-mobile club," James told the Sunday Telegraph.

The 39-year-old has increasingly struggled with injuries over the last 12 months and is desperate to reclaim his place as England's number one ahead of the World Cup in South Africa.

Aside from fitness worries, James' chances have arguably not been helped by Pompey's struggles on and off the pitch this season, which have left them bottom of the Barclays Premier League table.

A move to White Hart Lane would see James link up again with Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Niko Kranjcar, who were three of the stars allowed to leave Fratton Park in 2009 as Pompey looked to balance the books.

New Pompey boss Avram Grant insists he will not let his keeper follow but James revealed his dismay at the turn of events.

He continued: "You have to focus on where you are, and I want to help Portsmouth to climb the table.

"The departure of so many players from the club last summer was a great pity, especially when those players are your proven goalscorers.

"When half of the team disperse, you feel a bit cheated."

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Tottenham Hotspur
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David James
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Heurelho Gomes
Carlo Cudicini
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