Double pursuit for Hart

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Portsmouth manager Paul Hart has confirmed his interest in Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic and former Liverpool full-back Steve Finnan.

Pompey are looking for replacements for England internationals Peter Crouch, who on Tuesday moved to Tottenham, and Glen Johnson, who was sold to Liverpool last month.

"Steve Finnan is one of many people we are interested in. As is Nikola Kalinic," said Hart.

The 21-year-old Kalinic currently plays for Hajduk Split and reports suggest he is on the verge of a £5.5million transfer, although Hart refused to speculate on that.

Finnan agreed a release package with Spanish side Espanyol on Monday to cut short his contract just a year after leaving Anfield for Barcelona's second club.

Hart added: "Steve is a quality player and if you saw my list you could probably see a few more quality players there. He's a very experienced player, like many others on the list."

Although Portsmouth had to sell Crouch to balance the books at Fratton Park, Hart stressed he was determined to hang on to the likes of Sylvain Distin and David James, although he was less certain about the future of Nadir Belhadj, who is a reported target for Hull.

"I don't think we will be selling either Sylvain or David. They are here, they are contracted so I'm not expecting them to leave," he told The News in Portsmouth.

"I have seen what has been said about Belhadj and I don't know anything about that.

"I said players could be sold. It would be wrong to talk about certain players. Nadir is a quality player - but let's see what happens."

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