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James a goner?

From being mere speculation about Portsmouth being interested in another player, the club confirmed today that Portsmouth have made an enquiry for David James. Stuart Pearce though, only confirming that 'Portsmouth have been in touch and that's all I have to say'.

With Joe Hart getting the nod for todays defeat against Kashima Antlers (and with Nicky Weaver playing in the opening game), it is perhaps growing in likelihood that James could be departing.

Another interesting angle to this was a story that Swedish Andreas Isaakson has said he has reached agreement with Charlton over a transfer - but is 'waiting for Manchester City', as signing him would certainly not be 'one for the future' like that of Joe Hart and I cannot imagine him coming to back-up James.

Could Pearce decide that an offer of £2million plus for a goalkeeper who has two or three years left maximum at the top level be too good to turn down? Surely the only basis for the decision would be that of a financial nature as if it was solely down to footballing reasons then Portsmouth's enquiry would have been dismissed as James has not let the club down in any way, being perhaps the most consistent performer since his arrival and helping erase the memory of the disastrous signing of David Seaman.