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Hard-up Pompey play hardball with Man City over 14m-rated Kaboul

11 Jan 2010 01:11:15

Hard-up Pompey play hardball with Man City over 14m-rated Kaboul

Portsmouth have told Manchester City and Sunderland they want £14 million for defender Younes Kaboul. The Premier League's basement boys are ravaged by financial difficulties but are demanding the huge fee to show they will not be bullied into selling their best players on the cheap. But Kaboul's departure is expected to be the first of many during January with David James and Nadir Belhadj also attracting interest. Wanted: Kaboul (right) is expected to leave Pompey this month Sunderland boss Steve Bruce and City chief Roberto Mancini have both approached Pompey to enquire about prising Frenchman Kaboul away from Fratton Park. Despite City's massive spend on Kolo Toure and Joleon Lescott in the summer, a series of error-strewn defensive displays have forced Mancini into strengthening at the back once again. Sunderland meanwhile have hit something of a wall. After a flying start the Black Cats have just one win in 12 league games. Kaboul was linked to a move to the Stadium of Light two years ago before opting to join Portsmouth from Tottenham.   Crisis club Portsmouth still waiting for owner Ali Al Faraj to show his faceJANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW 2010: All moves at every Premier League clubALL THE PORTSMOUTH FC


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