Pompey step up interest in Sunderland target Mensah
By Site reporter
Monday 10 Aug 2009 22:24:00
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Pompey are stepping up their interest in Lyon defender John Mensah and are trying to persuade the French club to let him come on loan for the season.

Lyon have just lent Frederic Piquionne to Pompey with a view to buy and they has apparently turned down a bid by Sunderland to take the Ghana international on a similar basis.

And reports in France suggested Lyon would prefer to sell the player and had already rejected a 'derisory' offer from Sunderland.

Lyon want 7 mllion euros for the player they paid around 8 million euros for a year ago from Lyon. Article continues here


Last week Mensah was reported to have told friends Pompey were stepping up their interest in the defender.

And if Pompey could pull off another loan-with-a-view to buy deal it would be the perfect solution to their current cash-flow problems.

A deal is yet to be confirmed, but this could be one to watch...

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