Portsmouth pair Nadir Belhadj and Kevin-Prince Boateng are being linked with West Ham United.

The Times says transfer business is likely to be put on hold until the confirmation of Avram Grant as the new manager in succession to Gianfranco Zola.

Grant is expected to attempt to sign several players from Portsmouth, his former club, including Kevin-Prince Boateng and Nadir Belhadj, who could be had for bargain prices with the Hampshire club in administration and still needing to raise cash to pay off creditors and reduce the wage bill.