Pompey monitoring Grax

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Portsmouth could make a move for young striker Sebastien Grax as his future remains unclear.

The 21-year-old was a key figure for Troyes in their promotion-winning Ligue 2 side but is on loan from Monaco.

It is believed the highly-rated attacker is keen to remain with Troyes for another season and has agreed to stay put, but he has failed to sign a contract extension with Monaco which rather muddies the water.

The uncertainty has alerted Pompey boss Alain Perrin, who is well aware of Grax's talents.

The former Marseille coach has already lost top scorer Yakubu Aiyegbeni to Middlesbrough and is likely to be chasing reinforcements in attack.

If the France Under-21 international fails to reach an agreement with his parent club Monaco, a move to England could emerge as a viable option.

A combative hit-man, he has picked up 11 yellow cards and one red in 34 games, to go with his 15 goals.