Date: 22nd August 2006 at 5:24pm
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Martins, ‘I’m close to moving to Newcastle despite all the initial setbacks. Eighty per cent of the deal with Newcastle is completed.

‘Playing in the Premiership has been a long-term ambition and I am extremely delighted with the prospect of concluding that in the next couple of days.’

(This quote came yesterday afternoon)It is still to be seen if Pompey will make a late swoop for the player.