Pompey want James decision

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Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill has urged England goalkeeper David James to make a decision over whether he will remain with the club next season in the near future.

The Pompey hierarchy have held talks with the 39-year-old following England's dismal World Cup campaign, but James has not yet indicated if he will remain on the South Coast following relegation to the Championship.

Cotterill told The News:"I probably think we will know very soon as to what David is going to do. We need to know if it's not going to be with us. We need to move on.

"So sooner or later there's going to have to be a decision made there. We're definitely going to need to know and maybe if David can't make his mind up, we've got to make a decision.

"He could contribute as a coach here. We've chatted about a few things in the area. But, like I say, at the end of the day, sooner or later there's got to be a decision made.

"We need to know what he is going to do."

Meanwhile, Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has left Fratton Park to join Greek side AEK Athens.

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