Portsmouth look to be preparing a January spending spree, as they move for a trio of Brazilians from AS Roma. The players on Avram Grant’s radar are, Julio Baptista, Cicinho and Doni.
Julio Baptista is familiar to English fans after an unsuccessful spell at Arsenal, Cicinho is a former Real Madrid right-back and Brazilian third choice keeper Doni, has recently lost his place in the Roma side.
With the resources of Roma stretched to their limit, it appears they will be looking to offload these players on relatively high wages but gain fairly little playing time.
Portsmouth manager, Avram Grant has already stated that the Fratton Park side need reinforcements and these three would provide higher quality than the players already on show. The Israeli is apparently in Sofia to hold initial talks with Roman officials as Roma are competing in the Europa League this week.
As Pompey look to spend some of the newly invested money, one stumbling block to any deal would be the reluctance of the players to move to a relegation threatened side.
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