Date: 1st September 2008 at 9:50pm
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Time is ebbing away now, but the transfer speculation continues – what, if anything, will it bring though?

The Lassana Diarra to Spurs talk keeps on being mentioned, but surely a deal of this proportion would have seen much more than ‘mere speculation’ by now, and something more concrete would have come out? Hopefully, not going to happen now…

Talk of Joey Barton going to Pompey is cooling a bit – thank god! With it said that it is Villa and Everton that are most likely to be fighting for his signature…

With Djimi Traore and Dave Nugent said to have been in our reserve side to that are currently facing Fulham – although I cannot confirm or deny this – this would seem to rule out the chances of them leaving? We would not risk them if they were going tonight would we! However it is believed that Noe Pamarot, who was named in the squad, was a late withdrawal – which might mean he is on the move somewhere?

UPDATED EDIT: ‘Reports’ that Pamarot did not play for the reserves tonight were well wide of the mark, as he not only played but also scored – so this puts to bed talks that he could go!

If I could wind time forward I would happily do so now, as although I would still like us to sign a midfielder the chances of this are not that great – although Stephen Appiah remains a target, but we do not need to hurry this one through.

So I would be happy to leave things as they are now, but still feel that someone will leave, but I remain hopeful that it will not be a major player!

So guys, what do we think will/might happen with Pompey in these final couple of hours of the transfer window – if anything? Thoughts below as always please…

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