Lens agree to Dindane deal
Lens have confirmed a deal is to be agreed to allow Aruna Dindane to play for Portsmouth in the Cup final.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 20/04/10 11:02am
Lens chairman Gervais Martel has confirmed a deal is to be agreed which will allow Aruna Dindane to play for Portsmouth in the FA Cup final.
Dindane is currently on loan at Fratton Park, but Pompey had been due to pay Lens £4million if the striker makes another appearance.
Portsmouth's financial situation means the club are not in a position to afford such a fee and talks had been held with Lens regarding a compromise which would enable Dindane to play again this season.
The French club are now willing to let the Ivory Coast international pull on a Pompey shirt once more and Martel admits it would have been unfair to deny Dindane the chance to face Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley next month.
"It should be done, out of sympathy for the player," Martel told L'Equipe. "It would be a shame if he would miss a final."
Meanwhile, Portsmouth's administrator Andrew Andronikou has confirmed a meeting will take place next month to discuss the club coming out of administration.
Pompey's nine-point penalty has contributed to the team's relegation from the Premier League and Andronikou is now focused on ensuring the club do not start next season in the Championship with a points deduction.
Andronikou told The News: "On May 6 there will be an administration meeting. We will be discussing the exit strategy for coming out of administration with a CVA.
"I am fully confident it will be agreed.
"We are looking at coming out in the last week of May or first week in June."