Southampton fans react as arch-rivals Portsmouth are linked with takeover bid

According to The News, Portsmouth are understood to be in talks with American billionaire Michael Eisner about a takeover of the club.

Eisner is a former corporate chairman of Walt Disney, but now the 75-year-old is eager to be involved with an English football club.

The League Two outfit are currently in third position in the table despite a 3-0 defeat to promotion rivals Stevenage on Saturday, and they look on course for automatic promotion to League One as they bid to get back to the Premier League and the success they enjoyed there less than a decade ago.

Of course, Southampton supporters are never slow to have their say or to have a pop at their local rivals, and they had some obvious ammunition with the news that Eisner had a previous link with Disney too.

Here are just some of the Twitter reactions from Saints fans when the news broke earlier on Monday…