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Pompey's midfield targets

Pompey's midfield targets

We are being 'linked' with several players - as usual - but midfielders Lassana Diarra, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Steve Sidwell are being most strongly 'linked'.

Reports in today's Sun claim that Sidwell will 'decide' between Pompey or Everton as the side that he will join on loan for the rest of the season after turning down Sunderland.

I cannot see Boateng leaving Spurs to be honest, but you never know.

However the word that I have - again as previously said I do not claim to have 'inside information' merely a trustworthy friend who has connections in media world - is that a deal for Diarra will be announced by Friday.

If the Diarra deal goes through along with a loan move for one of the others 2 players then a lot of people will question why 2 midfielders have been signed, when this area seems to be an area that is most strongest? So long as a striker can follow, and possibly a defender too I think we would be more than happy.

Arrivals would have to see some departures though wouldn't they...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday January 16 2008
Time: 11:00AM

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i wrote this article around 10ish, but didnt publish until near 11, but the information i got about diarra was texted to me just after 7 - now sky sports are reporting that the diarra deal is 'a done thing'...
pompeyrug
16/01/2008 11:13:00
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ive heard that you lads are about to sign diarra, a fantastic signing to be honest, leaves me jealous at blackburn that we simply dont have the cash to splash.
sasman
16/01/2008 11:33:00
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it looks like it could be the case...
pompeyrug
16/01/2008 11:35:00
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Morning Rug, sounds like the Diarra deal is done and I think we will bring in one more maybe on loan in this area. With the ANC boys away we looked lightweight on Sunday. Would expect a Striker and maybe another defender on loan possibly a wing back. Departures Matty for sure, may even be Pedro if we get the above. Possibles Nugent if we can get the money, Mvuemba maybe.
bluedr
16/01/2008 12:09:00
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We've been linked with Sidwell many times over the years, I would take him irrespective of Diarra. Everton are sniffing & they arn't stupid.
storagematt
16/01/2008 12:24:00
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Sidwell's OK. He's not a Harry type of player though. Short term the Diarra deal is awesome because he plugs some of the gaps left from the African boys and in the long term he should form a mean partnership with Diop and Muntari.
stillthewhizz
16/01/2008 13:23:00
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Sidwell ?... well those of you that read the forums will no doubt remember that I (via my brother who doesn't post because he has a wind-up computer) predicted back in November that Avram and Harry would strike up at least one deal in January.... If Sidwell comes to Pompey my bro is going to be unbearable with 'I told you so's' for the rest of the season... A good player? Yes, Could do a job for PFC? Yes, worth the earache I'll get? NO.. Sidwell please stay at Chelsea...
Chix
16/01/2008 14:23:00
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every time I hear of another central midfielder linked with us it makes my blood boil, we're overstacked there and although these players are improvements, there are not necessary!!
whitestones
16/01/2008 16:21:00
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diara a done, do we need sidwell? and boeting...i dont really care about.
pompeycarpet
16/01/2008 17:14:00
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i wouldnt mind KPB, i think maybe yes for Sidwell, im sure we will lose another midfielder. I dont agree with whitestones i think we need grit with quality in midfield, neither Davis, Hughes nor Pedro have both of those qualities
russellm
16/01/2008 21:05:00
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