The Portsmouth manager had at one point insisted he would not involve his lawyers but the BBC were served with a libel claim in the lead-up to Tuesday night´s screening. The programme went on to allege Redknapp was involved in tapping up Blackburn defender Andy Todd, a claim he strongly denies.
Now a BBC internal memo, which has been seen by PA Sport, revealed Redknapp´s solicitors sent the corporation a libel claim over reports that appeared in the press speculating about what the Panorama programme would allege.
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