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Storrie: No more departures

08 Jan 2009 - 12:44:49

Portsmouth executive chairman Peter Storrie is adamant that the club will not be selling any other major players in the January transfer window.

Midfielder Lassana Diarra and striker Jermain Defoe have both left Fratton Park, for Real Madrid and Spurs respectively, but Storrie says that no more departures are planned.

He told The News: "Let me make it abundantly clear, there will be no more players sold.

"We do not need to sell any more players. Jermain wanted to go, so he went and I can assure you he will be the only one.

"As far as anyone else wanting to leave, there have been no others speaking to me about it whatsoever. Everyone else is perfectly happy at this football club.

"At the end of the day, you want to keep a player like Jermain Defoe, but clearly his head had been turned.

"When you get in that situation, sometimes you can persuade players to stay, other times it's quite clear they have no intention of changing their mind.

"With Jermain that was that, his mind was made up and he wanted to go. Of course it was disappointing, but there was nothing we could do about it.

"But that's it, none of the others will be leaving. We are now concentrating on bringing others in and strengthening the squad."


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