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Pompey insist there'll be no more leavers.

PORTSMOUTH executive chairman Peter Storrie maintains there will be no other major players leaving Fratton Park during the January transfer window.

Both midfielder Lassana Diarra and England striker Jermain Defoe have been sold in big-money deals to Real Madrid and Tottenham.

However, that will now be the end of departures from Tony Adams' squad, meaning the likes of sought-after Niko Kranjcar, Glen Johnson and beanpole forward Peter Crouch will be going nowhere.

Storrie told The Portsmouth News: "Let me make it abundantly clear - there will be no more players sold.

"We do not need to sell any more players. Jermain wanted to go, so he went and I can assure you he will be the only one. As far as anyone else wanting to leave, there have been no others speaking to me about it.

"Everyone else is perfectly happy at this football club. We are now concentrating on bringing others in and strengthening the squad."

Portsmouth return to Barclays Premier League action this weekend, when Manchester City come to Fratton Park.

Johnson could return from a knee problem, but midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has been ruled out for three months with cruciate ligament damage.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 9, 2009
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