Pompey make move for former Wigan striker.
Portsmouth have made a bid to sign Egyptian star Amr Zaki, skysports.com understands.
The 26-year-old striker is currently back in his homeland with Zamalek, having spent last season on loan at Wigan.
He made a huge impact in the first part of the season, before falling out with the club and he returned home without a permanent deal.
The likes of Aston Villa, Liverpool and Real Madrid all showed a strong interest last year, but now the player could be offered a route back to Europe by Portsmouth.
Pompey, through new owner Sulaiman Al Fahim, now have some money to spend and they are believed to have lodged a £3million offer for Zaki. (Sky Sports)
Amr Zaki had a topsy turvy introduction to the Premier League. He started his loan career at Wigan with a bang scoring nine goals in his first 13 games but then went off the boil and then felt the wrath of the then Latics boss Steve Bruce as the Egyptian failed to return to the club following international duty. This, and a number of other incidents led Bruce to dub the striker as “the most unprofessional player I have ever worked with”.
Clearly Pompey need to bring in some new faces having sold a great many of their stars and there is no doubting Amr’s abilities it may however be a tough job for Fratton Park boss Paul Hart to keep the 26 year old in line.