Portsmouth boss denies interest in Aston Villa’s Scott Hogan

Kenny Jackett has dismissed suggestions of a move for Aston Villa’s Scott Hogan.

Monday, 21st January 2019, 2:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:14 pm
Kenny Jackett has shot down rumours of a move for Aston Villa's Scott Hogan. (Picture Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Claims of interest in the out-of-favour striker emerged on social media during Sunday evening.

Hogan was signed by Villa from Brentford in a £9m deal in January 2017.

However, he has made just six appearances during the current Championship campaign.

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Kenny Jackett has shot down rumours of a move for Aston Villa's Scott Hogan. (Picture Michael Regan/Getty Images)

And while Pompey are on the hunt for a centre-forward, Jackett insists Hogan is not in the frame.

He said: ‘Hogan is not one we have enquired about.

‘I have spoken to the Aston Villa people with regards to Andre (Green) in the last week or so about calling him back, but he (Hogan) is not one we have gone for.

‘I don’t know what his wages are, I believe he went for £9m (from Brentford).

‘He’s out of the side and is a centre-forward, but is not one that is coming to us.’