Date: 4th May 2006 at 10:08am
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D’Alessandro has pleaded with Pompey to let him stay next year after enjoying his time on the south coast.

A club record fee will have to be paid to land him on a permanent basis but D’Alessandro said: ‘I am really happy.

‘I have achieved what I set out to do when I arrived. I would like to stay.’

Portsmouth will open talks over the player with his club next Monday as Pompey try and reduce the 5.5 million buy out clause in the loan deal.