Report: Portsmouth, Hull and Luton miss out on Barnsley-bound Liverpool midfielder
Pompey have missed out on a deadline-day move for Herbie Kane, reports suggest.
According to Neil Jones, Liverpool correspondent for Goal, the Blues were one of four clubs chasing the midfielder before the window closes at 5pm this evening.
However, it's Barnsley who have won the race for his signature.
Kane made a superb impact when on loan at Doncaster two seasons ago and was named in the League One Team of the Season.
The 21-year-old spent the second half of last term at Hull, although injuries prevented him from making a real impact as Grant McCann’s side were relegated from the Championship.
Kane’s well out of favour at the Premier League champions and it’s no surprise that he's set for a move away from Anfield once again.
With Pompey ready to admit defeat on Ben Thompson returning to the club, Kane was seemingly a possible alternative. He was also a target for Kenny Jackett last summer.
Third-tier rivals Hull were also reportedly interested in him returning, as well as Championship Luton.
However, it's Barnsley where Kane is set to move for a fee of £1.25m.
Jones wrote on Twitter: ‘Herbie Kane finalising medical at Barnsley ahead of a permanent move, too. Could make debut tomorrow against home-town club Bristol City.
‘Fee for Herbie Kane is £1.25m including add-ons. #LFC will also have a 15 per cent sell-on clause.
‘Barnsley saw off competition from Luton, Hull and Portsmouth to sign 21-year-old midfielder.’