Date: 2nd June 2006 at 8:55pm
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Pompey Pages-

THE hotel will be in a discreet district of Tel Aviv.

But the discussions held inside about Pompey’s £30m summer spending plans promise
to change the club forever.

Pompey’s four most influential men meet in Israel on Sunday for talks
designed to transform the club from a struggling Premiership side into a
powerful one.

Harry Redknapp, Sacha Gaydamak, Peter Storrie and Milan Mandaric will spend 48 hours together determining Pompey’s future. The club’s commercial potential, youth set-up and new stadium will all be on the agenda.

But what will really matter is players – with Redknapp outlining his targets to co-owners Gaydamak and Mandaric and chief executive Storrie.

The indications are that Pompey’s boss could be given in the region of £30m to work with, a figure including expenditure on transfers and wages.

Redknapp has assembled a list of more than 20 players for the five or six
places he wants to fill.

A pair of strikers, a midfielder, centre-half and full-back are the priority. Buying another keeper will also be considered at a meeting described by sources close to Gaydamak as a ‘brainstorming session’ between the club’s top minds.

Peter Storrie confirmed this during the Stadium investigation!