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Pompey eye N’Diaye swoop

Alassane N'Diaye locks horns with Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez during his time with Crystal Palace back in 2009

Alassane N'Diaye locks horns with Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez during his time with Crystal Palace back in 2009

 

Alassane N’Diaye has emerged as a Pompey target on what is shaping up to be a busy transfer window deadline day.

The former Crystal Palace midfielder is understood to be training with the Blues today.

A number of other triallists are also expected at Eastleigh, with Guy Whittingham weighing up using the three free spots in his 17-man squad.

The caretaker boss has until 11pm tonight before the window shuts, although there is the option of the emergency loan window in a week’s time.

N’Diaye, who is a free agent, has played alongside recent recruit Yassin Moutaouakil at Hayes & Yeading this season.

The 22-year-old has made 10 appearances and scored three goals for the Blue Square Bet South outfit.

The Frenchman came into English football with Palace in the summer of 2009 and went on to make 42 appearances for the Eagles. He left after two years at Selhurst Park and had brief spells at Southend and Barnet.

Now N’Diaye is looking to get back into league football and has been put in touch with Pompey by Blues physio Steve Allen.

Whittingham will today cast his eye over him at Eastleigh and decide whether to give him a contract.

Former team-mate Moutaouakil – another Allen recruit – impressed in similar circumstances last week.

N’Diaye will attempt to follow suit having drifted after an encouraging start at Palace.

Meanwhile, Svetoslav Todorov is still waiting for Pompey to make their move.

Todorov has indicated he will not terminate his contract at Hoverla Uzhhorod until an offer is on the table.

 

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