Argentina international Jonas Gutierrez is set to join Portsmouth this week from Real Mallorca.

Chief executive Peter Storrie is due to finalise the transfer next week and played down concerns about the winger's former club Velez Sarsfield still owning the player.

"That's not a problem," said Storrie. "We would buy the player 100 per cent from Mallorca and they would have to deal with the Argentinian club.

"It's not like the situation with third-party ownership we are seeing.

"He is a very good player. We don't want to lose out on him, so hopefully we can put it to bed."