Pompey ‘reject’ bids for Pearce

Jason Pearce's chances of staying at Pompey have been given a boost
Jason Pearce's chances of staying at Pompey have been given a boost
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Pompey have today rejected bids for Jason Pearce, according to a source close to the player.

The News has been told that three Championship clubs have been knocked back today in their attempts to sign the defender.

However, it is likely that another offer will come in for the 24-year-old before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

One of the bids is thought to have come from Ipswich.

Pearce was believed to be getting treatment at the club’s Eastleigh training base this morning.

Ipswich have been in pursuit of the former Bournemouth man for the past fortnight, along with Joel Ward and Stephen Henderson.

But all three were said to be at Pompey’s training ground today.

The only notable absentee was Ryan Williams, who is set to complete a move to Fulham for a fee in the region of £500,000.

The Aussie starlet played in a reserve match for the Premier League outfit last night.

Meanwhile, Henderson, who has also been linked with Newcastle, has committed his future to Pompey.

The Irishman tweeted: ‘Putting this to bed now!I’m not going anywhere I’m very happy at portsmouth and look forward to hull sat!#pup’