Date: 6th January 2009 at 8:59am
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I get a feeling of déjà vu – yet again, but sky sports news ‘understands’ that Pompey have agreed a fee with Spurs for the sale of Jermain Defoe.

They ‘report’ that it is a fee of around £15m and he will now undergo the formality of a medical before being unveiled as a Spurs re-signing possibly as early as tonight. Word I am getting is the fee is £15.75m and this will go through tomorrow.

Not quite the ‘£20m’ we had demanded but £15m is not bad, that is of course assuming that we get a large slice up front – which I doubt – and ‘reports’ that we actually have to pay Spurs a £4m sell-on clause are not true… Another factor we have to remember though is we take his wages of the wage bill, and he must be a top earner – the last thing you want is a top earner that does not want to play for you!

Hopefully, an end to this is finally in sight – we can now ‘look forward’ to the next batch of ‘reports, rumours and speculation’ surrounding another player…

UPDATE – The Pompey Site has now confirmed that an offer has been accepted.


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