Date: 26th August 2010 at 2:22pm
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The latest Stoke player that has been ‘linked’ with Pompey is Liam Lawrence.

Sky sports news ‘understands’ that he is in talks with Pompey to come to Fratton as part of the deal that would take Marc Wilson to Stoke. Other ‘reports’ on t’internet say that Stoke’s chairman Peter Coates has confirmed as much too.

To be fair to Lawrence he is a good footballer and would do a good job for us, of course ‘if’ he wanted to be here? Dave Kitson is another that continues to ‘talk’ with Pompey apparently with him also part of the deal.

Would one, or both, drop their wages significantly – as I suspect they would have to – to join us though? Then again are these only loan deals! Which I would assume they are not as we can only have 2 players in on loan over the age of 23, right? This quota has already been filled…

Despite all the ‘Wilson is leaving’ thoughts, which I am sure he will, Admin Andy, talking to The News this afternoon, ‘insists’ that Wilson WILL NOT be sold before the weekend. Well, that is if he is even sold at all.

He said that Wilson, or his agent, have not expressed a desire to leave so its not nailed on that he will – although I reckon he will, even if he does not entirely want to…

He said that unless the £5m plus valuation is met he will not be sold, and it is not ‘essential’ that he is sold anyway at the moment despite the £4m shortfall on what is needed to be raised to pay of the CVA.

Despite all of this The News is now ‘claiming’ that ‘club sources’ have confirmed that the deal is on, both will sign with us also getting a ‘small fee’ for Wilson…

He also said, all being well, Kanu will finally have sorted out his contract dispute by the weekend and will be a part of the squad to face Cardiff.

It ‘seems’ as though the 3-year contract worth £10,000 per week has been agreed as a compromise to a 1-year contract at £30,000 per week?

The King would be pushing on for 100 by the time his contract runs out I reckon…

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