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Transfer embargo lifted as Pompey sale completed

PORTSMOUTH have confirmed the sale of the club to businessmen Balram Chainrai, Levi Kushnir and Deepak Chainrai has been completed.

Future looks bleak for Portsmouth

Portsmouth's players will take to the field against Hull this afternoon wondering what the future holds for the club and themselves after a statement released last night suggested the south-coast outfit are on the brink of liquidation.

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The Rumour Mill: Thursday's football news and transfer gossip

Rangers bid to lure James Beattie from Stoke, Ibrox bid for Tommy Smith rejected and Burley to fight to keep Julian Speroni from Celtic.

The Rumour Mill: Wednesday's football news and transfer gossip

Bellamy would have to take wage cut for Celtic deal; Rangers renew interest in Tommy Smith; Conway ignores speculation; plus the rest of the day's news and rumours from the transfer market.

Pompey opener excites Cotterill

PORTSMOUTH manager Steve Cotterill is looking forward to the npower Championship opener at Coventry - after the club's survival was secured in the High Court.

Portsmouth back in business after taxman takes a beating in court

PORTSMOUTH scored a significant court victory over the taxman yesterday that should see the club back in the hands of Hong Kong businessman Balram Chainrai by the end of this month.

Celtic to hold talks with England goalkeeper David James

NEIL Lennon hopes to convince David James to join Celtic after it emerged the Glasgow club would hold talks with the England goalkeeper.

Portsmouth kept in administration

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs have lodged papers in the High Court to appeal the Company Voluntary Agreement with Portsmouth, which could prevent the npower Championship club exiting administration.

The Rumour Mill: Thursday's football news and gossip

Lennon Keane on star's return; Ellis takeover latest; Turks step up Boyd interest; plus the rest of the day's transfer news and gossip.

Portsmouth slam Rangers bid for Tommy Smith as "derisory"

PORTSMOUTH administrator Andrew Andronikou has criticised Rangers' reported £300,000 bid for Tommy Smith as "derisory."

Avram Grant confirmed as West Ham boss

FORMER Portsmouth boss Avram Grant has been confirmed as manager of West Ham.

The Rumour Mill: Thursday's football news and gossip

Riordan attracts interest, Sol waiting for Lennon and Rangers back off from Smith.

The Rumour Mill: Friday's football news and gossip

Lennon set on Sol, Romanov agrees to signings and Ellis set to bid for Rangers.

Avram Grant quits Pompey and edges closer to West Ham job

AVRAM Grant last night paved the way to becoming West Ham's new manager by resigning from Portsmouth.

Boateng apologises for 'late' tackle on Ballack

PORTSMOUTH midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has apologised to Michael Ballack for the challenge which ruled the Germany captain out of the World Cup.

Portsmouth are worth saving, insists Grant

AVRAM Grant is crossing his fingers another battling Portsmouth performance in the FA Cup final can unearth a buyer willing to take on the cash-strapped club.

FA Cup final: John Terry pitches in with a complaint

JOHN Terry broke off from his side's double celebrations to lambast the state of the Wembley pitch.

Tom Lappin: Lugubrious Grant deserves to drink from cup of cheer even if bankrupt Pompey do not

TRYING to find some moral high-notes amidst the decadent venality of the Premier League is a precarious business.

FA Cup final: Portsmouth aim to ease fans' suffering

TAL BEN-HAIM would like nothing more than to give Portsmouth's fans the perfect "gift" at the end of a season to forget with FA Cup glory over Chelsea at Wembley tomorrow.

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