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Breaking News; Rich Hughes: Why Portsmouth is ‘desirable’ to Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City starlets in terms of transfers



Following this season’s success, more elite Premier League teams are prepared to give ‘attractive’ Pompey the task of nurturing their best players.

Rich Hughes, the sporting director, is sending out that message as he plans to plunder the loan market amid another hectic summer of hiring.

The Blues’ handling of Abu Kamara, Alex Robertson, Tino Anjorin and Myles Peart-Harris has reportedly drawn praise from their parent clubs.

Now that John Mousinho’s squad has advanced into the Championship, Hughes claims that they have more clout in the loan war.

“The loan approach changes in the Championship,” he said to The News. In contrast to League One, where you almost always wind up acquiring first-time loans, you might be able to acquire players who have previously been exposed to and experienced in that league.

‘I also think we’ve won some friends in Man City, Chelsea, Norwich and Brentford in terms of how we have treated their players and the development they’ve seen in those players. We have become a good option.

‘Zesh (Rehman) won’t take any credit for it because of the individual he is, but he works really closely with all of the players and reports back to their parent club.

‘They have been pleased across the board with everything they’ve received this year and you would very much like to hope that also puts us in a strong position for loans next season.

‘The way in which we have operated can potentially open more doors.’

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