Benjani row rumbles on

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Confusion continues to surround the future of striker Benjani Mwaruwari after his botched move from Portsmouth to Manchester City.

The Premier League are attempting to unravel the controversial details of the Zimbabwean´s deadline-day dealings - with the bizarre scenario that neither party really want the Premier League´s 12-goal third top scorer.

It is understood that City officials got cold feet on the £7.6million transfer, after the player turned up several hours late having missed two flights to Manchester, and tried to abort the deal. Portsmouth however claim the paperwork had all gone through and that Benjani, 29, should be a City player - they have signed Jermain Defoe from Tottenham as a £7million replacement.

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