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Report: Inter Striker Victor Obinna Close To Portsmouth Switch

Inter forward Victor Obinna seemed on the verge of joining Serie A outfit Napoli last week but the move collapsed at the 11th hour and the 22-year-old is now poised to join Premier League side Portsmouth, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Napoli and Inter had agreed a €5.5 million fee for the ex-Chievo Verona man, but the player eventually refused to accept the Vesuviani’s policy over image rights.

There have been rumours that top French sides Olympique de Marseille, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain are all monitoring the situation, but Portsmouth appear to be in the driving seat. Indeed, it is claimed that Pompey are set to lodge a formal bid over the next few hours.

Obinna was supposed to move to England last summer, but his move to Everton fell through after his work permit application was rejected, and he eventually remained at Inter, where he only managed 11 appearances and one goal in all competitions.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com