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Portsmouth boss Grant cannot guarantee no more player sales

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant cannot guarantee no more players will be sold before today's deadline.

Grant was furious on Friday when he discovered Younes Kaboul and Asmir Begovic had been offered to Tottenham behind his back.

The Begovic deal subsequently collapsed but with Kaboul now at White Hart Lane, Pompey's already slim chances of avoiding relegation have taken yet another nosedive.

"I cannot clarify anything because it is changing every hour," he told BBC TV's Match of the Day.

"I don't think we will lose any more players but I didn't think players would leave before and we lost one of our best, so I cannot guarantee it."

Wages are due to be paid on Monday - a day late - out of the £6million they are said to be receiving from Kaboul.

But the threat of administration hangs over the cash-strapped south coast outfit and Grant knows anything is possible in the battle to survive.

"We need to do something to ensure the club will survive," he said.

"The club is important. It is a city with a team. It is not like in London where they have teams with a city.

"Portsmouth belongs to the people and we need to do everything because they are good for English football."

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