Update on Portsmouth's pursuit of Millwall defender ahead of tonight's transfer deadline

Pompey are pushing for a deadline day swoop for Mahlon Romeo.

Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 12:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 12:08 pm

The Blues are still firmly on the trail of the Millwall defender in the run-up to tonight’s 11pm deadline.

The News understands a loan move is still in the offing for the 25-year-old, after first revealing the Blues’ interest on Saturday.

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Romeo is believed to be keen on the switch after the right-back was left out of the Millwall squad for their 2-1 win over Blackpool on Saturday.

Cowley is looking for a right-sided defender, ideally with experience of playing in a back three.

The Londoner did fill in that position last season, although he is fundamentally a full-back.

Pompey yesterday completed a season-long loan deal for Miguel Azeez with a defender and striker on Cowley’s deadline-day shopping list.

Mahlon Romeo. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

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