Thormert is also on Harry Redknapp’s want list but the cost of such a talent was always going to prove tricky.
Thormet has scored 6 goals in 27 games for Lens this year. The player can play up front or his favoured position left midfield. This could be Pompey`s answer to D`Alessandro!
Pompey have agreed terms with Lens for a reported ?10 million (£6.8 million) and they will now look to negotiate a contract with the 26-year-old.
The likes of Everton and Tottenham have shown an interest in the past but Pompey are hoping they can tie up a quick deal before other clubs can pounce.
A word of warning though, he is a bit lazy (Robert style) but is sill an incredible talent.