Date: 12th August 2006 at 12:13am
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Our leader Les Matthews may be away but he has still found time between sunning himself and no doubt partaking in a cold beverage to send me information, which I will now pass on to you all at Vital Pompey.

His news was that Kanu had been spotted at Fratton Park during the Porto game. I have to admit it was news to me at the time, and had it not been for the fact that I had to work this afternoon and evening I would have got an article on right away. Most of you could be well aware of this by now, as the Portsmouth News has since reported it.

Kanu was apparently tying up loose ends on a deal with the club as he watched from the director`s box, and was due to undertake a medical today. Should Kanu come through the medical, if he hasn`t already, I`d expect him to be announced as another Pompey signing shortly.

Other targets, Juan Vargas and Manuel Fernandes are still training with the club as their proposed moves await completion. Vargas is reportedly awaiting a work permit and Fernandes is working with the medical team so they can keep assessing the injury that caused the deal to collapse originally.

Speaking of Les, he will be back with us shortly so I will be handing the reins back over to him on Sunday. I hope that I`ve (along with help from Chris, Pete and Sam) been able to fill his shoes sufficiently to keep you as informed and entertained as I could?