Select a Team

Storrie admits Vieira interest

Pompey keen on Inter midfielder

By Chris Burton.   Last Updated: 21/01/09 1:46pm

  • Share:
Vieira: Pompey target

Vieira: Pompey target

Sky Bet

Portsmouth chairman Peter Storrie has confirmed that Patrick Vieira remains a transfer target for the club, but admits the Frenchman is unlikely to join during the January transfer window.

The South Coast outfit have been strongly linked with a host of midfield options in recent weeks, with a suitable replacement for Lasanna Diarra needed to be found.

Juventus' Danish international Christian Poulsen has been touted, while a move for Valencia's former Arsenal star Edu collapsed after the two clubs failed to reach an agreement.

France international Vieira has emerged as another high-profile contender, with Pompey having already enquired as to his availability.

With the 32-year-old currently carrying an Achilles injury Storrie admits a deal will not be struck this month, but remains optimistic that a move could be rekindled in the summer.

"Patrick is someone we would be very keen to bring here," he said.

"Obviously he is very well-known to Tony (Adams), but my understanding is he has got an injury and that won't be possible in this window."

  • Share:

Related

Most Popular

Features

Premier League questions

Premier League questions

Can Man Utd end Hull's winning run? Will Antonio Conte start Michy Batshuayi? 10 Premier League questions ahead of the weekend...

Bale the hometown hero?

Bale the hometown hero?

Gareth Bale could join a select group of players to win the Champions League in their hometown, with this season's final in Cardiff...

Conte's new forward?

Conte's new forward?

Why Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be a key figure for Antonio Conte in an unfamiliar role.