Transfer gossip: Pompey linked with Man City goalkeeper

Man City goalkeeper Ian LawlorMan City goalkeeper Ian Lawlor
Man City goalkeeper Ian Lawlor
Pompey are among a number of clubs rumoured to be chasing highly-rated Man City goalkeeper Ian Lawlor.

The 22-year-old, who was called up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad in October, has been a regular in Pep Guardiola’s first team training sessions this season.

And according to HITC Sport, Lawlor is now set for a move away from the Etihad Stadium, with a number of sides from League One and League Two said to have been in touch with the Premier League giants.

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Pompey and Doncaster are the two League Two clubs linked with the 6ft 4in stopper, with League One trio Bury – where he spent time on loan last season – Bristol Rovers and Chesterfield also interested.

Blues stopper David Forde, on a season-long loan deal from Millwall, has played every single league game for Paul Cook’s side this season.