Portsmouth will be relegated if the club does not stop hemorrhaging players. A new consortium is bidding to takeover led by Peter Storrie, the current CEO. Continuing doubts over Sulaiman Al Fahim's ability to fund the club is prompting this move. There is a possibility of Storrie's group linking up with Al Fahim's Asia Associates in a 50-50 partnership.
Manager Paul Hart is aware that if the situation is not resolved favourably that the club will probably stand little chance of remaining in the Premiership. The uncertain future of the club is leading David James to consider other options. Pompey have already lost Glen Johnson, Peter Crouch, and Jermaine Pennant while Hart has bolstered his squad with Bosmans like Aaron Mokoena, Steve Finnan, and Antti Niemi.