Portsmouth chase Wigan’s James Vaughan and Ipswich’s Ellis Harrison

Pompey are eyeing James Vaughan and Ellis Harrison as they seek to pull off a dramatic deadline-day swoop.

Thursday, 31st January 2019, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 9:59 pm
Pompey target James Vaughan (right) in action against Nottingham Forest this season. Picture: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Kenny Jackett is in the market for another attacking addition to his promotion-chasing squad.

And both Vaughan and Harrison are on the list as he attempts to secure a deal before today’s 11pm deadline.

Financially, Pompey would be unable to recruit both, yet the pair occupy a shortlist the Blues are working through today.

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Striker Vaughan has made 19 Championship appearances for Wigan this season, scoring twice, and is available.

The 30-year-old has also played for Everton, Derby, Birmingham Sunderland and Huddersfield.

Centre-forward Harrison was a former Pompey target before his £750,000 summer switch to Ipswich.

The 25-year-old has scored once in 14 appearances for the struggling Tractor Boys.

Pompey are seeking loan deals as the day shapes up for an intriguing finale.