With Danny Cowley plotting a major summer overhaul, there’s set to be a host of new arrivals at Fratton Park
The rumour mill has unsurprisingly been churning, with goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards all being touted as targets.
Not all of the players the Blues have been credited with interest will sign, some of the rumours are likely to be wide of the mark.
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The cente-back has left Scunthorpe at the end of his contract. The 21-year-old is a former Aston Villa under-23s captain who reportedly earned himself a move to the midlands club from Bury for £900,000 in 2017. He's a left-footed centre-half, which is a big bonus, although he does lack League One experience.
But who are the players who are supposedly on Pompey’s radar? And what are the chances any each of them donning the star and crescent for the 2021-22 season?
We’ve taken a look at all those who’re reportedly on the Blues’ shopping list below...
Danny Cowley was hoping to prise the left-back back to the club he came through the academy. However, Butler's signed a new deal at Peterborough, putting an end to Pompey's interest.
With Pompey in the market for two goalkeepers, the West Brom youngster has emerged as a target. The 19-year-old impressed on loan at Cheltenham this season, featuring 50 times in all competitions as they claimed the League Two crown. May need to be guaranteed regular football if he was to move to Fratton Park.
The centre-back was linked with Pompey and Ipswich in April. The 22-year-old spent the second half of the season on loan at Wigan from Feyenoord. He featured 21 times at the Latics retained their League One status in remarkable fashion. Johnston is out of contract at the Dutch outfit and a move further up the third tier in England could make sense. Another left-footed central defender.
Pompey were first credited with interest in the striker in March, along with League One rivals Sunderland and Ipswich. Melamed's enjoyed a decent campaign for St Johnstone, scoring seven times in 23 games. The Israeli's now out of contract and admitted he's flattered by interest in him. The Blues are in need of an additional centre-forward.
A player who Danny Cowley has signed before when in charge at Lincoln. Payne's suffered relegation with Swindon, but was one of their star playings, registering four goals and seven assists in 46 games. The ex-Huddersfield man has a clause in his contract that will allow him to leave the Robins after they went down. Cowley's admitted he still remains in regular contact with Payne and it'd be be silly to rule out a reunion.
Another left-footed centre-back linked with Pompey over the weekend. Robertson has departed Rotherham but supposedly had plenty of interest. The Scot has Championship experience under his belt and could represent a decent signing if he could remain fit.
Danny Cowley has previosuly signed the left-back twice in his managerial career at Lincoln and Huddersfield. Toffolo is a regular and key player for the Terriers, though, and would be more likely to move up the Championship rather than dropping back down to League One.
The goalscoring midfielder is firmly on Pompey's radar. Twine has turned down fresh terms at Swindon after their relegation from League One and is seeking his next move. The highly-rated 21-year-old won't be short of suitors as a free agent but the Blues are hoping to win the race. Someone who's proven in the third tier and would have a resale value.
The Bromley left-back has held discussions with Pompey ahead of a potential move. Vincent would be one player to come and supplement the squad and be regarded for the future. Having made seven appearances in the National League this season, he has decent potential.
Danny Cowley's admitted he's taken steps for the Spurs loanee to return next season after netting once in 22 games after arriving in January. The England youth international showed glimpses of his potential and would likely benefit with a full pre-season with the Blues.