Boro Won't Be Facing Drogba On Saturday!

Last updated : 12 March 2009 By Boro Mad

Former Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has revealed he once tried to sign Didier Drogba and Patrice Evra for the Fratton Park outfit.

Chelsea ace Drogba was apparently valued at just £3million at the time but Redknapp could not afford him and the Blues went on to pay over £20million for the Ivory Coast star.

France full-back Evra, now with Manchester United, was also a target during his time at Nice but again Redknapp could not do the deal.

Harry Redknapp: "I was after him [Drogba] about six years ago, when I was at Portsmouth.

"He played at Lyon, scored twice and I thought then he was top-drawer.

"But he was also £3million and that was too expensive.

"Around that time I was also looking at Patrice Evra but he went to Monaco."