Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch could be up for sale at Portsmouth in January.

The News of the World says the south coast club are plagued with a £60million debt - and must find a further £60m A YEAR to pay their star-studded squad.

But with Pompey projected to LOSE £25m this season, the future looks bleak.

Plans for a gleaming new stadium may have to be shelved and big-money stars like Crouch and Defoe could be sold in January just to keep the club afloat.