Pompey close in on keeper
By Patrick Goss. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Portsmouth look set to land Greece international goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias from Panathinaikos.
The Greek champions have revealed that a deal for the custodian will be tied up this week.
Chalkias is well known to Pompey director of football Velimir Zajec, who was in a similar role at the Greek club before his move to The Premiership.
"We expect the deal to be completed on Thursday," a spokesman for Panathinaikos said on Wednesday.
Chalkias may not be the last Greek star targeted by Zajec, with several more of the Euro 2004 squad linked with a move to England.
Chalkias was number two to first choice keeper Antonis Nikopolidis though Greece's successful European Championship campaign.