David Beckham was once close to joining Pompey on a mid-season loan from LA Galaxy.

16 superstars who could’ve joined Portsmouth this century - including former Manchester United, Barcelona, PSG and Chelsea legends

The rumour mill is in full swing ahead of a busy summer at Fratton Park as Danny Cowley looks to reshape his playing options.

With the transfer window still six days away, Pompey have already been linked with 17 names ahead of the upcoming market as the Blues boss attempts to assemble a side capable of reaching the Championship.

Although Marlon Pack, Kyle Wootton and Matt Butcher are all names who would currently please the Fratton faithful, it’s a far cry from the signings the club could’ve made when they were a regular Premier League outfit and in the Championship.

Here, we take a look at the best 16 stars who have been close to arriving at PO4 this century.

Have a read through to see what could’ve been.

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