Portsmouth executive chairman Peter Storrie has confirmed that the club remain hopeful of landing Real Madrid forward Javier Saviola.
Recent reports have suggested Saviola could be used in a part-exchange deal for Wigan Athletic’s Antonio Valencia, with Real boss Juande Ramos in the market for a winger, but Storrie is optimistic of bringing the 27-year-old to Fratton Park.
“Obviously it’s no secret we have been talking to the Madrid boy Saviola and that’s one we have been seriously looking at,” Storrie told The News.
“The problem is we need someone to come in that’s going to play in the team straight away.
“He’s not played any football since November and you are talking about the Premier League, you need people that are regularly playing games and at the fitness level.
“But that’s an option we are still looking at.”