Portsmouth linked with recent Premier League player, Paul Downing and James Bolton latest, Roy Keane 'eyeing' managerial return
Tim Cahill and Simon Wiles the current favourites with the bookies.
Pompey are pencilled in to return to action in Papa John’s Trophy against Peterborough on Tuesday, following today’s FA Cup third-round clash with Bristol City.
But there’s also plenty of transfer talk ahead of an interesting transfer window for many clubs up and down the EFL pyramid.
So what’s the latest gossip surrounding Portsmouth and their League One rivals?
As always, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the third tier – so scroll down to see the latest news and talk from around the internet:
Roy Keane wants to return to management. The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder has been focusing on punditry since leaving his role as assistant manager at Nottingham Forest in 2019. (Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United starlet Ethan Laird has joined Tier three side MK Dons on loan for the rest of the season. (Various)
Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has told his Fratton fringe players such as Paul Downing and James Bolton that they won’t be leaving this month unless he can guarantee they can be replaced. (The News)
Portsmouth have been linked with a move to sign former Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels, who recently played for League One rivals Shrewsbury Town. (BBC)
St Johnstone full-back Scott Tanser has been linked with a winter move to the Stadium of Light and Barnsley - but says the interest is ‘just speculation’. (The Herald)
Lee Johnson says it’s proving ‘very difficult’ for Sunderland to conduct their transfer business this month. He said: “We’re very close to having at least one through the door, and ideally we get to two or three in this window.” (Sunderland Echo)
St Johnstone are keen on Kal Naismith, who recently left Wigan Athletic on free. A touted move up to Cyrpus is said to be ‘up in the air.’ (Alan Nixon – personal Twitter account)
Reported Newcastle United target Siriki Dembele will be granted his wish to leave Peterborough United eventually, according to pundit Sam Parkin.
The 24-year-old has been in impressive form for the League One outfit this term, and it is understood that he has handed in a transfer request in Cambridgeshire as he looks to push through a move in the coming weeks.
St James’ Park has been touted as one potential destination for the player, with a number of other sides, including Celtic, Rangers, Fulham, and Stoke City also said to be keen on the attacker. (Sky Sports)
According to a journalist at the Sun, Rangers are lining up a move for Scotland under-21 striker international Kyle Joseph at Wigan.
Tottenham are also said to be interested. Indeed, Blackpool have reportedly made an inquiry but were quoted high fee. (Alan Nixon – personal Twitter account)