Date: 10th June 2007 at 11:11am
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Saturday saw The Sun claim that Pompey dropped their interest in Lyn Oslo striker Chinedu Ogbuke because the 20-year old has been refused a work permit – this came 24 hours after Pompey opted out of following up their reported £1.7million bid for Kenyan international McDonald Mariga, due to similar work permit issues.

Also in The Sun Kanu again expressed his desire to move on if he does not get his 2-year deal that he wants – this was covered in full on Vital Pompey in this article Kanu ready to walk.

The thing that really caught my eye though was the news that Calcio Catania and Peruvian international winger Juan Manuel Vargas, who trained with Pompey last summer and looked odds on for a move to the club – but this stalled over what appeared to be unrealistic demands from his agent among other things – is being linked with moves to Roma, Juventus or even Liverpool, oh and of course Pompey again!

It was on Nolberto Solano’s recommendation that Pompey first looked at Vargas but a deal never came about because of one thing or another and he eventually signed a 4-year deal with Catania. His apparent impressive form last season and the chance of doubling the money on their investment just 12 months earlier could tempt Catania to sell.

If this does happen then all the talk that Vargas and his agent gave last summer could in actual fact have more backbone to it than it might have appeared – so it could be the case of another star slipping through the Pompey net? Oh well, I am sure we will get over it.

PLAY UP POMPEY!