Decision time looming for Distin

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Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin admits he could be on his way out of Fratton Park if the club do not bring in reinforcements in January.

Troubled times on the south coast have seen Pedro Mendes, Sulley Muntari and Lassana Diarra all head for the exit, while owner Alexandre Gaydamak is keen to sell up.

Distin is the latest player to be linked with a move away from Pompey and the 31-year-old admits he is considering his options. "Once the club have shown what their choice is, I will make mine in consequence," he told French sports daily L'Equipe.

"Since last year a lot of things have changed.

"The club have said that they are waiting until January to announce what direction they want to go in.

"We're nearly there. We will see if the best players that have left will be replaced by players of equal standing or not."

Speculation has been rife that Distin could be one of the players set to link up with former boss Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also reportedly interested in the former Manchester City and Newcastle player, but Distin has denied having any contact with the Gunners.

"At the moment I'm waiting," he added.

"I've read that I'm moving to Arsenal but neither me, nor my agent, have had any contact at all with them."

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