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Latest transfer rumours

Following Chix`s excellent article on new players yesterday which has attracted great interest and debate amongst members we attempt to keep you up to date with all the latest news regarding transfer targets. We only wish the news was more concrete.

Well the News believes Pompey are about to attempt to bring in Wolfsburg's Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko. He will be a familiar name to Pompey fans as he scored the first goal in the UEFA Cup clash last month and generally cause the back line countless problems.

Dzeko, who is only twenty two has an impressive goal scoring record scoring six goals in 13 matches for his country and five times in 15 games for Wolfsburg this season. He is thought to be valued at around £5million.

The Real thing?

Meanwhile the Daily Mirror and others believe that Real Madrid's Javier Saviola will be Tony Adam's chosen replacement for the dearly departed Jermain Defoe. Reports are that Executive Chairman, Peter Storrie, is in Spain attempting to capture reinforcements and Pompey certainly have contacts with Real after the sale of Lassana Diarra recently.

Other Spanish based targets are believed to be Edu and Manuel Fernandes, who both play for cash strapped Valencia.

Another new name being thrown up this morning by Sky Sports is that of Werder Bremen striker Boubacar Sanogo. The Ivory Coast international is said to be keen to move after making only one start this season and feels he has not been given a chance by manager Klaus Alofs since returning from the African Cup of Nations.

Setanta also believe that Bolton boss Gary Megson has decided aginst furthering his interest in Joey Barton after having his initial offer rejected.

On the departure front many sources report that Hermann Hreidarsson is on the verge of joining Championship side Reading

Tony`s message to Niko

The News are reporting that manager Tony Adams is expecting Niko Kranjcar to up the level of his performances and increase his goal tally. Niko, of course missed the start of the season after being injured playing for his natïve Croatia but to date has only scored once this season. He is discussing the terms with the club of a contract extension.

Adams said 'I want to stretch my players, always push them. I think he (Kranjcar) is someone who needs that. He is a great footballer and needs to keep delivering.'

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Writer:eastneydave
Date:Monday January 12 2009
Time: 1:55PM

Comments

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yep, Niko does need to up his game!!!
CharlieChimes
12/01/2009 14:15:00
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We need to stop playing him on the wing and have him support Crouchie and drift into wide spaces. But this can't be done until we have a defensive midfielder with steal, Niko is too much of a luxury when the team is imbalanced. Good effort with the contract negotiations, I've been convinced that this would be his last season so if we can get a contract with a £15m clause in we'd do well.
stillthewhizz
12/01/2009 14:23:00
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Either Niko ups his game or we flog him. We can't afford luxury players within this current squad. He got away with in the past but not now.
storagematt
12/01/2009 14:32:00
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Still think we could do with an experienced english forward, maybe with Hermann going to Reading we could entice Doyle, Lita or Hunt as part payment. If we could bring in 5 they would be a CB, 2 central midfielders, a right midfielder and a striker. Easy when you don't have to find them!
bluedr
12/01/2009 14:34:00
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Doyle as part payment for Herman, i'd take that deal! ;-) I'm not sure what Niko's fitness is like at the moment but it looked poor when he initially came back, I know he's not the quickest but if he's playing in support of Crouch he needs to be able to run a lot. Of all the names mentioned Edu is the one i'd most like to see join, well actually Benji as well. Just need to resolve the right side issue then.
stooH
12/01/2009 14:42:00
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I'm a Wolfsburg-Fan and in Wolfsburg we can only laugh about the british press. 5 Mio. Pound? A joke? Dzeko is one of the most talented striker in the german league, the VfL Wolfsburg has enough money... - so there is no chance to get Dzeko for 5 Mio. Pound. He said: "There is no reason to leave Wolfsburg, I can also leave in a few years when I'm 25 or 26..." And then he'll go to a "big" club! If Portsmoth wants him now: 15 Mio. Euro minimum! But I'm sure: he won't be interested to play for Portsmouth (this shouldn't be respectless, it's only realistic...)!
Berry Booster
12/01/2009 14:54:00
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Do you mean English-style bluedr?... sorry to be pedantic but Doyle and Hunt are Irish.
NinjaTim
12/01/2009 15:25:00
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I was thinking about Doyle last night. He was meant to be going to Villa but that went cold. How's he been for Reading in the Championship this season? He was immense in his first year in the Prem but I didn't think much of him last season. I'm worried he's a bit of a one hit wonder like Darren Bent.
stillthewhizz
12/01/2009 15:58:00
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Doyle is the top scorer this season in the championship. He's also scored like 3 hat-tricks. With Dzeko, why go from a club that finished top of a UEFA cup group featuring Milan, to a club that didn't qualify?
jbaker
12/01/2009 17:15:00
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sorry... doyle is a good championship player, but I'm not convinced he would make it in the premiership.
pompeycarpet
12/01/2009 17:27:00
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