Pompey have moved to clarify reports Liam Lawrence’s contract has been cancelled.
The claims emerged after the Football Association’s website carried details that the midfielder’s Blues deal was scrapped back on March 3.
Lawrence was included on a list of players under written contract whose registrations were cancelled by mutual consent last month.
However, Pompey have refuted he has left the club by mutual consent and insist he remains contracted to Fratton Park to the summer of 2013.
The confusion has come about following the requirement for Lawrence to register with the Welsh FA following his loan move to Cardiff.
That meant him de-registering with Pompey and the English FA first - although he still has a Pompey contract.
Lawrence, who has been a regular in the side of play-off contenders Cardiff, is expected back at Fratton Park at the season’s end.