Pompey agree Varney fee
Portsmouth have agreed a deal for striker Luke Varney from Derby, with Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill saying it is a 'great' signing. The 28-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Blackpool and scored five Premier League goals, will cost Pompey a fee of around £750,000 and will be a direct for replacement for David Nugent following his switch to Leicester. Pompey have also landed goalkeeper Stephen Henderson on a free transfer from Bristol City. "It's great to get the pair of them. They're good lads," said boss Steve Cotterill. Cotterill is also close to a permanent deal for Wolves defender Greg Halford, who impressed on loan at Fratton Park last term. "Halford is close. That could happen this week," he added.
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