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PFA chief: Compromise needed if Portsmouth are to survive

Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has urged all parties to take a financial sacrifice if League One Portsmouth are to avoid going out of business. Supporters group SOS Pompey handed over an open letter to the players at the club's Eastleigh training ground on Monday in a bid to persuade players to compromise on their wages, while administrator Trevor Birch has said former owner Balram Chainrai and his company Portpin could pull out of their proposed deal to buy the club if more players are not moved on.

"It's about everybody getting in the same room, the players, the club, the administrators, the potential new owners and deal with the situation rather than looking at it separately," Taylor told Sky Sports News.

"If not there's no transparency as to how serious the situation is. If this club is going to survive we need everybody to have something but not all that they are owed otherwise everybody's just going to get nothing."

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