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Portsmouth bidder Chainrai dismisses fans rival offer

Balram Chainrai, the man trying to become League One Portsmouth's owner for the third time, has described a fans' bid for the club as having "no substance". The Hong Kong-based businessman also claimed his firm, Portpin, was the only bidder with the "experience and money to return Portsmouth to its glories".

He said a Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) bid would fail due to "in-fighting and lack of actual money".

"You can't run a business like that," Chainrai told BBC Sport.

He did, however, admit to being unsure whether Portpin would pass the Football League's "owners' and directors' test", a necessary step if Pompey are to continue to play league football under his control.

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