What Portsmouth's starting XI and bench could look like in Championship if latest transfer developments are completed - including Newcastle, Manchester City and Oxford United aces

John Mousinho spoke to The News this week to update us, as best he could, on Pompey’s transfer ongoing dealings.

There’s been plenty of speculation since the Blues lifted the League One trophy back on April 20, with the Fratton Park outfit linked with a host of players to boost their maiden season back in the Championship since 2012. But only one has been converted into a permanent signing - Jordan Williams - as fans wait for the summer overhaul to kick properly into gear.

Our chat with the boss provided valuable insights into the Blues’ pursuit of Josh Murphy, their ongoing interest in a PO4 return for Alex Robertson, the club’s stance on a Matt Ritchie homecoming, Marlon Pack’s future - plus the latest on talks with soon-to-be out-of-contract defender Zak Swanson.

That allows us to shape in our heads what a possbile Pompey match-day squad could look like when the season kicks off on August 10. Of course, there’s still plenty of business to be conducted between now and then - and when the window closes on September 1. But here’s how the Blues could line up now if all of the above fall into place.

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