Grant criticises Lens stance

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Avram Grant has renewed his attack on Lens by claiming the French club are jeopardising their chances of selling Aruna Dindane by denying the striker the chance to play out the season with Portsmouth.

If Dindane plays once more he will trigger a clause in his loan contract which will require Pompey to pay £4million to his parent club. Portsmouth, who went into administration in February, cannot afford to pay the fee and Lens appear unwilling to back down in the row despite pleas from the club's administrator Andrew Andronikou.

"If they want to sell Dindane then they will make it easier by allowing him to reproduce the kind of performance that he showed in the FA Cup semi-final against Spurs. I don't understand it but this is their problem," said Grant.

"I don't know what is happening with Dindane at the moment because I'm not dealing with Lens directly," said the Israeli following yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa.

"I have said it before and I will say it again though, they need to resolve it.

"A contract is a contract but I don't understand why they are doing this."

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