Date: 1st June 2007 at 9:11am
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Most of the talk on Thursday surrounding one Pompey target Mark Viduka seems to suggest we will miss out – with him set for a move to Newcastle instead, so this at least allows us to cross one potential target off the list?

Sulley Muntari’s Ghanaian countryman Riga Mustapha – a 25-year old winger currently with Spanish side Levante – is said to have attracted interest from Pompey as well as several other Premiership sides. I know absolutely nothing about this fella – can anyone shed any light on him at all?

Titus Bramble – who looked odds on for a move to Pompey last week – is still being courted by Birmingham. The arrivals of Distin and Hreidarsson mean defence is not an area that needs looking at in the slightest so it looks as though the majority that didn’t want Bramble here in the first place will be saved. I still think that he could have been a good signing – but he really isn’t needed now is he.

The thing that really caught my eye though was Pompey chief exec Peter Storrie claiming in The News that we fended of late interest from Italian giants Roma to make Muntari our club record signing.

Storrie said Roma were ‘all over him’ last weekend but he chose Pompey because of our continued efforts over the past year to get him – which converted him into a fully blown Pompey fan!