Premier League

Portsmouth Chase Lyon Striker Piquionne?

Frédéric PiquionneRumours are buzzing around The Transfer Tavern that Portsmouth are set to bring  an experienced French striker to the Premier League club from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.

Hacks from L’Equipe newspaper are convinced OL front man Frédéric Piquionne “could shortly” join Pompey at Fratton Park.

Bernard Lacombe, the special adviser to Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, said yesterday that the ex-Saint-Etienne star had been in contact with clubs in England and Spain.

According to “L’Equipe sources”, Pompey and the deposed Ligue 1 champions are negotiating a loan move with the option of a permanent transfer.

Lacombe says the deal for Piquionne to move to the Premiership could be completed in the next three days.

So how many pints of what, were needed before this tale took shape? Could Pompey finally make a splash in the transfer market? Should this rumour Fly or Die?

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