Portsmouth fail to convince Govou to quit Lyon

Olympique Lyon striker Sidney Govou has rejected a move to Portsmouth. Pompey were keen to sign Govou as a readymade replacement for new Tottenham arrival Jermain Defoe.

Olympique Lyon striker Sidney Govou has rejected a move to Portsmouth.

Pompey were keen to sign Govou as a readymade replacement for new Tottenham arrival Jermain Defoe.

But Govou had no interest in swapping Champions League football for a relegation battle at Fratton Park.

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