But unconfirmed reports that their top scorer has undergone a medical at Eastlands has brought renewed speculation that manager Harry Redknapp is on the verge of bringing Tottenham´s Jermaine Defoe to Fratton Park.
Sources have told PA Sport that Tottenham and Portsmouth have agreed a fee for Defoe - thought to be around £6million - and it is now up to the striker whether he chooses to move.
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