Pompey turn down Chaplin bid

Kenny Jackett has admitted Pompey have received a bid for Conor Chaplin.

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 4:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:43 pm
Coventry have made a bid for Conor Chaplin. Picture: Colin Farmery

 

 

Yet it failed to meet the Blues' valuation of the striker.

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As revealed by The News yesterday, Coventry have targeted the 21-year-old to replace Marc McNulty, who has joined Reading.

It is understand the Sky Blues have now lodged a bid for Chaplin, who scored the winner in today's 2-1 friendly win over the Hawks.

But that offer has been turned down by Pompey.

Jackett said: '˜There have been enquiries, nothing of a level that we would consider, it has to be something I can do something with in terms of improving our squad because that's exactly where we want to go.

'˜One week it has been Mat Clarke, another week it has been Conor Chaplin but I am under no pressure to sell.

'˜For Conor, he is a player who has started pre-season well and looks sharp and if a bid comes in over and above that I can used to be able to really improve things then that is fine.

'˜But we are nowhere near that level.'