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Portsmouth youngster Charlie Bell trialling with West Ham; Brighton keen

Portsmouth youngster Charlie Bell is trialling with West Ham.

The Sun says Bell, 18, will spend a week training with the Hammers as he considers his options with Pompey's financial restrictions post-pandemic meaning he is available on a free transfer.

The midfielder is also being tracked by Premier League rivals Brighton, with academy director David Wright a big fan having previously worked with him while he was in a similar role at Fratton Park.

The teenager has made two first team appearances for Pompey in the Checkatrade Trophy this season, being named man of the match on his debut.

But with Pompey still unsure of whether they can hand deals to current senior players because their finances are so tight, Bell has been cleared to continue his career with another club.

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