City accept Portsmouth bid for James

August 10, 2006

Manchester City have confirmed they have accepted an offer from Portsmouth for goalkeeper David James.

The fee for the 36-year-old England stopper, who is in the final year of his contract at the City of Manchester Stadium, is expected to be around £1million.

A deal for James is expected to be completed tomorrow.

Although James' desire to spend more time with his fiancee, who is based in the south of England, is a major influence behind his desire for a move, so too is the potential offer of a three-year contract at Portsmouth.

He knows he has no chance of getting a similar offer if he stays where he is.

City are expected to complete the signing of Swedish international goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson, once James completes his move to Fratton Park.