Dindane move still on – Andronikou

Dindane joined Pompey on loan from Lens at the start of the season
but currently finds himself in limbo as two more appearances would
trigger a £4million payment to his parent club. Portsmouth’s
well-documented financial situation means they cannot afford to
lose such money and Avram Grant has therefore not been able to
select Dindane since the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool on March 15.
Blackburn are keen to sign the Ivory Coast international and
Andronikou would like a deal to be struck that suits all parties.
“I understand that he had a medical last week and we are waiting to
hear how that progresses,” the Pompey administrator told Sky Sports
News. “If an agreement can be made between the two clubs, then that
will also assist us in releasing him to play the rest of the season
for us.” Meanwhile, Andronikou is also hoping that Gary O’Neil
plays for Middlesbrough against Sheffield United this weekend.
Pompey are set to receive a £1million fee when their former
player makes his 100th appearance for Boro, having left Fratton
Park for The Riverside in 2007. O’Neil was left out of the squad
for Easter Monday’s win at Plymouth Argyle but Boro have stated
that they will honour all payments to Portsmouth and Andronikou
hopes the matter will be resolved as soon as possible. “I
understand he has played 99 games for Middlesbrough. The 100th game
will trigger a further payment to ourselves,” Andronikou explained.
“Their CEO has come on record as saying they will pay that figure
on his 100th appearance. We are all waiting for him to make that
appearance.”