7 Jan 2010

Cash strapped Portsmouth may have to sell more players

10:23 am on 7 January 2010

The cash strapped English premier league football club Portsmouth may have to sell more players to remain afloat.

Chief executive Peter Storrie says if the club doesn't sell a couple more players it could face going into receivership.

The club which is 90 percent owned by Saudi businessman Ali al Faraj, has yet to pay players their December wages, despite saying last week they hoped to do so by yesterday.

Non-playing staff have been paid.

Portsmouth is bottom of the league and also in dispute with the government's Revenue and Customs department over unpaid taxes.

The club is banned signing players because of their financial woes and have twice previously failed to pay wages on time.