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Portsmouth push for Benjani return on loan

By Edward Marange

English premiership side Portsmouth FC are in talks with Manchester City about the prospect of getting former player Benjani back on loan with a view to a permanent deal next season.

Benjani was signed by former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson during his stint at City, but a spate of injuries have limited his appearances for the club.

A recent influx of big money signings; Robinho, Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy and Roque Santa Cruz has seen Benjani drop down the pecking order.

Portsmouth are in financial dire straits at the moment and are having to sell their top players just to pay wages every month. Pompey manager Paul Hart is eager to get Benjani on loan while the club sort their finances.

The Zimbabwe captain was the fans favourite at Fratton Park owing to his high work rate and calls for him to be brought back have grown louder.