Peterborough turn down bids for Mo Eisa from League One clubs amid Portsmouth's summer striker hunt

Peterborough have turned down bids for Mo Eisa from a pair of ‘top-eight League One clubs' amid Pompey's summer search for a striker.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 1:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 1:14 pm

Danny Cowley remains keen to sign an additional centre-forward during the transfer window after missing out on two targets.

Pompey had been hopeful of landing the former AFC Bournemouth man.

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The head coach would still like to bolster his options, with John Marquis and Ellis Harrison the only recognised strikers at Fratton Park.

Eisa was a Pompey target in the summer of 2018 when former boss Kenny Jackett was at the helm.

The ex-Bristol City man has been transfer-listed by the Posh following their promotion to the Championship.

Peterborough have turned down bids from League One clubs for Mo Eisa. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

They've ensured Jack Marriott has returned to London Road, while they also have Jonson Clarke-Harris, who plundered 33 goals last term, and Siriki Dembele.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony has admitted the Posh have rebuffed offers from two League One clubs – who both finished inside the top eight in the 2020-21 season.

That doesn't rule out Pompey, who indeed were placed eighth following a final-day defeat to Accrington.

Writing on Twitter, MacAnthony said: ‘Turned down two bids from two top-eight L1 clubs so far for Mo.

‘He is training and playing well. Long way to go in this window.’

The Moroccan is currently on trial and scored a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Hawks.

Ahadme has travelled to St George’s Park for the Blues’ training camp this week.