Pompey Enter Bulykin Race

Last updated : 24 January 2005 By Mark Heys
Premiership rivals Portsmouth are the latest club to be linked with a move for Wanderers target Dmitri Bulykin.

The Russian international had been hotly tipped to move to Bolton at the start of the transfer window but now it seems as if both Pompey and Crystal Palace are strong rivals in the race to land the Dinamo Moscow man.

Portsmouth chairman Milan Manaric was hopeful of concluding a permanent £1.5 million transfer for the Euro 2004 star which would ultimately rule cash strapped Bolton out of the running.

"Dmitri has been with us for a few days, He is just the type we need - a top-class target-man, excellent in the box." Mandaric said