Pompey free to play Dindane

Portsmouth have been boosted by the news that Aruna Dindane will be free to play in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.

The Ivory Coast striker was expected to miss the Wembley showdown due to a clause in his contract.

Dindane has made 20 appearances for the south coast club this season while on loan from Lens.

It was believed that the French club would be due a payment of £4million should he made another appearance.

However, club administrator, Andrew Andronikou has revealed that the clause does not kick in until Dindane has made 22 appearances.

"Dindane has played 20 games. After he plays 22, his loan contract states a payment of £4million must be made," he told the Portsmouth News.

"There is still one more match he can play, so he is available for Wembley.

"Avram Grant knew this and he has been coordinating matters. He has taken the decision that remaining match would be the semi-final.

"We are now targeting him also playing in the remaining Premier League games and last week had positive discussions with Lens."

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