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Pompey players' wages delayed again - report

December should have been paid on Dec 31, but won't be made until Jan 5.

Pompey players' wages delayed again - report

Portsmouth's players and staff have had payment of their wages delayed for the third time this season, according to a report.

The wages for December should have been paid on 31 December, but the payments will not be made until 5 January, the BBC Sport website reported on Friday.

Pompey have seen

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

apply for a winding-up order against the club in relation to disputed tax contributions, it added.

The club is also operating under a Premier League transfer embargo.

According to the BBC, the ban relates to outstanding debts that Pompey owe to Arsenal and Chelsea for the signings of Lassana Diarra and Glen Johnson respectively.

Football club Portsmouth had confirmed last month that some of their players had not received their November salaries.

A Pompey statement read: "The majority of the first team squad have not yet received their

November salaries


French club Lens have called for Portsmouth to be "shut down" over alleged unpaid debts owed to them for striker Aruna Dindane and defender Nadir Belhaj, BBC Sport reported.

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