Euell and Aloisi linked with Pompey

Jason Euell and John Aloisi have emerged as the latest targets for Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin.

Jason Euell and John Aloisi have emerged as the latest targets for Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin.

The Frenchman has already signed centre-back Andy O’Brien and winger Laurent Robert from Newcastle this summer, but is in the market for a striker following the departure of Aiyegbeni Yakubu to Middlesbrough.

Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric yesterday confirmed the club are interested in bringing Australia international Aloisi back after originally joining them in 1997 from Cremona before moving to Coventry just over a year later.

The 29-year-old, currently with Spanish side Osasuna, has put himself back in the shop window recently by scoring a brace against Germany and then Argentina in the Confederations Cup in Germany.

Mandaric has stated he “is hopeful” of re-signing Aloisi, who could be joined by Euell as he seemingly finds himself out of favour at Charlton under boss Alan Curbishley.

Euell struggled last season, scoring just two goals, but with his last start in a 4-1 FA Cup third-round victory over Rochdale on January 8 as he then found himself a permanent substitute.

Euell commented at the weekend the time is perhaps right for him to move on, said: “I have had four years at the club, three of them great, but last year was not as good as I would have liked it to be.

“If it is the thing to do for me to move to get a fresh start, I would be happy with that because all I want to do is get back to playing football again.”

Agent Tony Finnigan has confirmed Portsmouth is a likely destination as he said: “They are interested in Jason and I would love to get him down there because it is a great place to play.”

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