Notts close to Ritchie deal?

Various media sources have today reported that Notts County have been attempting to seal the signing of Portsmouth winger Matt Ritchie, with BBC Sport saying that a deal for the winger is now set to be completed. A graduate of the Portsmouth youth academy, Ritchie spent last season on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge where he impressed, scoring 3 goals in 2 games against the Magpies including two stunning strikers at Meadow Lane at the end of the season.

The club themselves have now confirmed that they are in negotiations with Portsmouth about a six-figure deal for Ritchie.