Martin O`Neil has apparently told Doug Ellis to get Petrov (thought to be up to 6 million). Martin O`Neil will make Petrov his first signing for Villa, according to reports.
This could see Pompey snatch a double deal for Lee Hendrie and Gareth Barry. Although Harry is thought to be looking at a possible deal to bring Owen Hagreaves to Pompey.
Harry is also awaiting Sol Campbell`s decision, which he expects Friday. If Sol sees his future else where then Harry will look to bring in other targets, such as Barry and Distin.