Manchester City's deal for Portsmouth striker Benjani Mwaruwari could still be on.

The Premier League are to examine the paperwork of the proposed transfer. It had been thought the deal was off after City failed to complete the signing of the Zimbabwe striker on transfer deadline day.

City stated that due to the player's late arrival into Manchester on Thursday they did not have enough time to seal the deal.

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp was confident of the deal going through following their capture of Spurs' Jermain Defoe.

Despite initially appearing as though Benjani would be staying at Fratton Park, it now seems the Premier League could yet allow the deal.