Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett remains keen on Stoke City defender Harry Souttar, despite his future with the Championship side being up in the air.
Pompey’s disappointing play-off campaign last term saw them fail to gain promotion for a second consecutive season and it was expected that first team boss Jackett would bring in a whole host of new faces.
However, limited arrivals have come in to Fratton Park with just Callum Johnson, Sean Raggett, Cameron Pring and Michael Jacobs signing on the dotted line.
One player continuously linked with a move to Portsmouth over the last few weeks has been Souttar, and that interest has now re-emerged.
Souttar, who Pompey showed interest in earlier in the summer could well remain at the bet365 stadium after being lavished with praise for his display in the 1-0 win against Wolves in the Carabao Cup last week by Michael O’Neill, leaving Portsmouth boss Jackett with a potential defeat in his pursuit of the defender.
That being said, The News now report that Pompey remain interested in seeing if a deal can be secured before the transfer window closes on October 16.
It will be a tough task for Jackett to secure a deal for Souttar, especially as Stoke City boss O’Neill has been impressed with his latest performance and may therefore want to keep him around.
However, it seems that Pompey will keep up their pursuit of the Australian international, who remarkably has four goals in just two caps despite being a defender by trade.
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