Date: 15th January 2008 at 10:38am
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There are a lot of ‘rumours’ flying around the net today – as well as the papers – that we could be close to completing the signing of Lassana Diarra.

The Frenchman has been one of the names constantly ‘linked’ with us, yet the fee of anywhere between £4m up to £6m has always been thought to be the first hurdle, we would then have to convince him to come here – something that Harry Redknapp is good add – then finally agree terms with him, another major problem given the amount that he would most likely demand.

When you add up all those factors it seems to suggest one thing, ‘no deal’… however the ‘rumours’ are that we have agreed a £5.5m fee with Arsenal, so we now need to agree terms.

I am not sure, as I do not think that we have any money, sometimes my hopes are raised that we might, but then I keep going back to the thought that we just do not after the heavy spending in the summer?

I am not going to say ‘my inside source tells me’ so and so, as I do not and will not claim to have ‘unquestionable inside information’ but a friend of mine who does have contacts in the papers has told me today that the ‘big rumours’ of a fee being agreed are being denied by Pompey but this is not being believed by the papers and apparently we do only need to agree terms?

Again I am not saying this is gospel before anyone says I am ‘making things up’ – I am just sharing what I am told by a trustworthy friend.

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