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Portsmouth to spark Nugent tug of war

Cash strapped Portsmouth will attempt to raise cash by selling off out of favour striker David Nugent.

The south coast club, who are facing financial crisis, yesterday slapped a £14m price tag on defender Younes Kaboul and will seek to bring in more money by selling off Nugent.

The 24 year old striker is currently on loan at Burnley but the deal expires after the Lancashire side face Man Utd this Saturday and despite Burnley being keen to extend the loan deal it is thought Pompey would prefer to sell.

The Lancashire Telegraph have quoted Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie as saying,

“We will be looking to sell David,”

and Owen Coyle, who signed the one cap England front man in his time at Burnley, is keen to bring him to the Reebok stadium much to the chagrin of his old employers who will be hoping to keep him as they battle relegation.

Nugent’s spell at Portsmouth has been the epitome of failure, as he was told he was surplus to requirements at Fratton Park by Harry Redknapp just months after signing for £6m from Preston. Nugent has been on loan at Turf Moor since September and has struck 3 times in 15 appearances.

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