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Pompey Set To Gazump Reading For Watford Star?

Pompey look set to sign Watford winger Tommy Smith for £1.8 million after the club apparently gazumped Reading with a last ditch bid for the 29-year-old. Regarded as one of the best players in the Championship, Smith was Watford's top scorer last season and has attracted transfer interest all over the summer. Pompey have been linked with the player several times, but it seemed Reading had ....

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Pompey 'in Race' For Tunisia Midfielder

Reports in Tunisia suggest that Pompey are in the race for international midfielder Hamed Namouchi, currently at Lorient. The 25-year-old has told Tunisie Foot that there is plenty of interest in him. 'There's Grenoble and lens notably. With the first I have been in contact with Bazdarevic. I'm not the only one to decide and I am waiting to see how things pan out. Lens is a trail as well. I ....

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Dindane Needs To Prove His Fitness?

Reports in France suggest Pompey will be giving Aruna Dindane a trial to prove his knee is up to the rigours of the Premier League. Dindane is on the brink of agreeing a two-year deal with Pompey, with the option of a third, but several sources in France suggest Paul Hart wants to check his cruciate knee ligament injury sustained 18 months ago is healed. The Ivory Coast international was ....

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Pompey Set For New Middle Eastern Investment

Pompey are set for a Middle Eastern takeover by a single investor, but Sulaiman Al Fahim is far from certain to be involved, even though he was at the Emirates with Chief Executive Peter Storrie. However, once the takeover is completed, Storrie looks set to become Chairman of the club again, a role he ceded to Al Fahim last month. Storrie has been working round the clock to do the new deal, ....

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Gallas's Good Fortune Swings The Game Arsenal's Way

Pompey were deservedly beaten at the Emirates, but the team were left rueing yet another contentious refereeing decision which cost them a realistic chance of getting back into the game. Immediately after the interval John Utaka looked to be blatently tripped by William Gallas as he bore down on goal. At the time the game was finely poised at 2-1, but referee Steve Bennett failed to even see a ....

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Dindane Deal Done After Tv Revenue Guarantee

Aruna Dindane is expected to be a Pompey player by Monday at the latest after his present club Lens got the financial guarantees they need to seal the deal. According to L'Equipe on Saturday Dindane's 4.5 million euro fee will be guaranteed by the Premier League, who will pay the French club whate they are owed from Pomp[ey's share of TV revenue in the event of the club defaulting on any ....

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Pompey After Roma's Baptista?

Reports in Italy suggest Pompey could be making a move for Roma attacking midfielder Julio Baptista. The former Real Madrid midfielder, who is also a regular in the Brazil national side has failed to settle in Italy since he moved to Roma last summer. And Italian sources have Pompey in pole position to sign the 27-year-old who was on loan at Arsenal three seasons ago. With Pompey apparently on ....

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Dindane 'close' To Pompey Move

Reports in France suggest that Aruna Dindane will become a Pompey player shortly. L'Equipe has published a story on Friday claiming that Pompey and Lens have agreed a 4.5 million euro transfer fee and only a few details on the way it will be paid have to be sorted out. The 28-year-old Ivory Coast striker has been a target for Monaco, but that move now looks to be no more than a 'Plan B' should ....

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Controversial Late Penalty Give Pompey The Blues At Birmingham

Pompey slumped to a second defeat of the season at Birmingham after a rash David James challenge in stoppage time conceded a penalty which James McFadden converted. It was harsh on Pompey who had been the better side in the second half, after a dire first 45 minutes, but again the sides' lack of cutting edge was exposed. Hayden Mullins missed the best chance of the night contriving to scuff ....

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Storrie 'positive' And 'confident' Over His Plan To Buy Pompey

Peter Storrie is leading a new consortium to buy Portsmouth Football Club from present owner Alexandre Gaydamak. According to the official site Storrie, the club's Cheif Executive is leading a group the statement says the group is 'positive' about the talks and is 'confident' a deal can be done. Sulaiman Al fahim, who was involved in talks to buy the club may also be involved in the deal ....

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Al Fahim And Storrie 'partnership' Claims Are Premature

Claims Sulaiman Al Fahim and Peter Storrie have teamed up to bring significant investment into Portsmouth Football Club, are premature truebluearmy.com understands. Arabianbusiness.com was claiming a deal had been struck, but this has not been confirmed as the case. More on this story to follow... Advertisement   truebluearmy.com deals Devoted to SportClick here to see the range of Devoted to Sport's products and get a 10% discount until ....

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M'bami Finally Set To Arrive?

Reports in France suggest that Modeste M'Bami may finally be about to sign for Pompey. The midfielder - out of contract at Marseille - did pre-season training at Fratton Park, but was allowed to leave at the start of August after returning from the tour to Portugal. Links with Bolton and Wolves proved inconclusive. However, France Football is reporting the 26-year-old has claimed he is on the ....

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Dindane Turns Down Monaco To Try To Secure Pompey Move

Aruna Dindane seems to want to come to England and is thought to have turned down his projected move to Nice in the hope of agreeing a move to Pompey. The striker was thought to be close to joining Nice, but Pompey have been negotiating frantically behind the scenes to put together a package to bring the player to Fratton park. L'Equipe reports today that Dindane is believed to have ....

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Hopes Of Signing Dindane Dashed By 'bad Debt'?

Pompey's hopes of signing Lens striker Aruna Dindane might be hampered by the fact that Lens are still owed money for the Nadir Belhadj deal according to reports in France. The club are keen on signing Dindane, who is also strongly linked with Monaco, but France Football claims that Lens are reluctant to do business with Pompey has they have been 'scalded' by the Belhadj transfer. He ....

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French-based Player Deals Remain In The Balance

Pompey could be about to miss out on a couple of French-based transfer targets according to reports on Monday in France and England, but with Cheif Executive Peter Storrie thougth to be across the channel, there may yet be a deal or two in the offing. Recently Pompey have been strongly linked with three players currently plying their tarde in Ligue 1. John Mensah, the Ghana and Lyon ....

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'committed' Al Fahim Moves To Deny Latest 'takeover Off' Story

Sulaiman Al Fahim has insisted his takeover is not on the point of collapse and claims his attendance at Fratton Park on Saturday demonstrated his commitment to the club. Al Fahim arrived shortly after the kick off on Saturday and spent the match sat next to Chief Executive Peter Storrie during the game against Fulham. The Mirror is claiming an 'exclusive' that the takeover deal is about to ....

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Kanu Signs But Viduka Deal Fading

Pompey striker Nwankwo Kanu has signed a month's contract extension with the club, confirming he will start the Premiership campaign with the club but still leaving his long-term future in doubt. His touted replacement Mark Viduka looks less likely to sign for Portsmouth than ever now though after Fulham manager Roy Hodgson, thought to be stealing the deal late on, hinted the striker is ....

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Kanu: Pompey Will Not Go Down

Pompey striker Nwankwo Kanu has fired a warnign to Premiership rivals by stating Portsmouth still have the players good enough to stay in the Premiership- including himself. The Nigerian's future had been in doubt after a delay in signing another year's extension but speaking to the press Kanu made it clear he is staying at Fratton Park. Advertisement He ....

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Cranie Is Pompey's 13th Summer Exit

The Portsmouth summer clear-out continued today with Martin Cranie sealing a move to Coventry on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee- bringing the number of departures at the club this year to 13. Glen Johnson, Peter Crouch, Sol Campbell, Glen Little, Arnold Mvuemba, Noe Pamarot, Jerome Thomas, Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo, Andre Blackman, Sean Davis, Lauren and Djimi Traore have all left the club, ....

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Pompey Linked With Israeli International

Pompey are being linked with Genk's in-demand winger Elyaniv Barda, with the forward impressing during Israel's 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland on Wednesday- scoring his side's equaliser. The 27-year-old, previously thought to have been the subject of a bid from Everton, is reported by Dutch press to have been watched by Portsmouth, Blackburn and Fulham ....

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Dindane Move Nears- Reports

French media outlets are suggesting the transfer of Aruna Dindane to Portsmouth is nearing conclusion, with the Ivorian close to signing a three-year contract on the south coast. The move would seal another striking addition before the season begins after the arrival on loan of Frederic Piquionne from Lyon. Advertisement Now the 28-year-old looks set to ....

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Saf's Pompey Deal Thrown Into New Doubt By Storrie Comments

As previously reported, the Hydra history seems to be repeating itself at Portsmouth. Al Fahim is keen to portray an image of a man who has every intention of making the deal happen. He gave a lengthy interview to this effect to tame insider Bhoyrol at arabianbusiness.com. However this picture of a man who will walk out at Portsmouth FC to the acclaim of the crowd as the new owner of Portsmouth is causing some raised eyebrows at the club. It appears that Al Fahim had not discussed his ....

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Belhadj Gunning For Spurs Move

Nadir Belhadj has paved the way for a move to Tottenham by praising former boss Harry Redknapp, and claiming he couldn't turn down a move to Tottenham Hotspur. Following a series of exits and still uncertainty over the club's financial state Peter Storrie has confirmed there may be more exits from Fratton Park, and particularly those who aren't considered key players may be likely to be moved ....

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Storrie: Distin Going Nowhere

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has reiterated the club's desire to retain club captainand star defender Sylvain Distin, despite interest from Manchester City, Everton and Aston Villa. FolGlen Johnson and Peter Crouch have left Fratton Park already this summer after the club has been left in financial uncertainty by the prolonged takeover attempt by Dr Sulaiman ....

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Al Fahim Is On The Way To Fratton (to Watch A Game)

Will he or won’t he? Complete his takeover, that is. In truth another day has passed without anyone knowing the answer to that – but the strongest indication of the day in either direction is a positive one. Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim has said he will be at Fratton Park on Saturday to see ‘his team’ take on Fulham in the opening Premier League game of the season. It would be a strange thing to do if he were not planning to see through the deal – though sceptics might say he simply doesn’t want ....

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