Date: 26th January 2010 at 1:38pm
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Not much time so just a link to confirm what The News are also breaking with..

Avram Grant has been given the green light to delve into the transfer market after Pompey’s embargo was lifted.

he News can reveal the Premier League gave the Blues the thumbs up after noon, having received satisfactory documentation from Udinese.

The Italian club have come to an agreement with Pompey over money owed for Sulley Muntari and that has been rubberstamped by league chiefs.

They will also return around £1.6m owed to the Blues, Sky television money they had previously withheld.

It means finally, after 103 days of waiting, the Blues can register players once again.

And executive director Mark Jacob was delighted with the news.

He told The News: ‘We have been working very, very hard behind the scenes and are delighted the embargo has now been lifted.

‘It will now enable Avram Grant to strengthen the squad where necessary.

‘This is another piece of the jigsaw we are trying to put back together.

‘I sincerely hope supporters can get fully behind the team tonight against West Ham for what is a crucial match and generate that Fratton fortress atmosphere once again.’

The Premier League are expected to confirm the transfer embargo has been lifted in an official statement this afternoon.


Well boys and girls we can deal ..but let’s keep our feet firmly on the ground .. a few freebies and a few loanees is surely the best we can expect .. but then again anybody to bolster the ranks will be good right ?

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