Football - Football League shut down Harris plan

The Football League has dismissed a revised offer by football financier Keith Harris to take control of npower League One strugglers Portsmouth.

Harris' new bid, made public on Monday, involves a plan to give fans a free 15% stake in the club.

But the League has reiterated its position that Pompey will be expelled from the competition if the Pompey Supporters' Trust - administrator PKF's preferred bidder - is not successful.

A Football League spokesman said: "As stated after its most recent meeting, the Board of the Football League is not considering alternative applications for the transfer of Portsmouth's share in The Football League.

"Instead, it remains focused on a successful transfer of share to the preferred bidder, the Pompey Supporters Trust."