Report: Brighton yet to agree deal for Portsmouth's Matt Clarke
No deal has been agreed with Brighton for Matt Clarke.
That's according to the Brighton Argus, who have written the Premier League club are still to reach a settlement with Pompey for the in-demand central defender.
That is despite the Daily Mail’s claims Clarke is ‘set to seal’ a £3m switch to the Amex Stadium.
Last week website TEAMTalk revealed a £6m fee had been agreed, while yesterday Football Insider insisted Brighton were in ‘advanced talks’ for a £3.9m deal.
The Brighton Argus confirmed the Seagulls’ ongoing interest in Clarke – but refutes any transfer fee has been agreed.
It said: ‘Albion are still on the trail of a double swoop to kick-start their summer transfer business.
‘But The Argus understands they were last night still short of agreeing deals for top targets Leandro Trossard and Matt Clarke.
‘The Argus understands a report that Albion would land Clarke for a knockdown £3 million was wide of the mark with no deal yet agreed.
‘But he remains a player Albion would like to get on board.’
Meanwhile, Kenny Jackett has told portsmouthfc.co.uk that Pompey have yet to accept a bid for Clarke, with negotiations continuing.