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Taxpayers loan for Pompey?

Portsmouth City Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the future of Portsmouth Football Club.

Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson is speaking to the Supporters' Trust about proposals to lend them £1.4 million pounds to take over the failing club.

Administrator Trevor Birch is considering another bid for Portsmouth from Portpin - a company owned by former Pompey owner Balram Chainrai.

But both bids rely upon the club's remaining high earners changing their terms and conditions or leaving Fratton Park before 10th August.