Barnsley are unlikely to move for Conor Chaplin today.
Assistant manager Andreas Winkler admitted it ‘will be a surprise' if the Tykes make a deadline-day bid for the Pompey striker.
Barnsley declared their interest in Chaplin earlier this summer, although Coventry have been in pole position throughout.
However, Dan Stendel's side have seemingly cooled their interest in Chaplin.
When asked at the Tykes' pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's trip to Bradford if a bid for the marksman was on the cards, Winkler replied: ‘Before we came in, Chaplin was one name for (potentially) signing here.
‘But it will be a surprise for me if something happens today. But you never know.’