Portsmouth’s hopes of signing Charlie Mulgrew this summer are said to have hit a stumbling block, report The News.
Kenny Jackett is currently seeking to strengthen his squad ahead of Portsmouth’s latest attempt at winning promotion from League One, with defence likely to be a matter of priority.
Scottish international Mulgrew, who has one year remaining on his contract with Blackburn Rovers, has now emerged as a target for Pompey.
However, a permanent deal has now seemingly been ruled out, with The News reporting that the introduction of the salary cap by the English Football League and financial problems caused by the global pandemic having an impact on prospective deals at Portsmouth.
The report added that a loan deal could still go through, with Mulgrew having spent the first half of last season on loan with Wigan Athletic.
A permanent move for Mulgrew is a no-go but a loan deal could develop and that seems to be the way forward for Jackett and Portsmouth in the summer transfer window.
It could be a hard task to bring in any potential permanent deals with the new restrictions, although even getting an international defender with Champions League experience like Mulgrew on loan at Fratton Park would seem like smart business.
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