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Wigan and Millwall step up chase for attacking player

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Portsmouth have rejected two new bids for Jamal Lowe, according to The Portsmouth News.

The club is finding itself under increasing pressure to sell the winger, but have so far stuck by their assertion that he will not be sold below their asking price of £3m.

Wigan and Millwall have previously made approaches for the 24-year-old, and it is believed the latest bids have come from one of those two clubs.

Paul Cook knows all about Lowe having signed him for Pompey in 2016, and Wigan could be the club to have stepped up their chase, with Millwall adding a winger in Conor Mahoney earlier this week.

Both clubs submitted bids believed to be valued at £1.5m, which seems a reasonable amount for a player who only has a year remaining on his contract and has never played above the third-tier.

They may feel that they can negotiate a lower price with Pompey too because Lowe has told the club that he wants a move away this summer.

The Verdict

It is looking increasingly unlikely that Lowe will be at Portsmouth next season as the interest in him doesn’t seem to be fading, and for good reason.

Wigan battled relegation for much of last season and in order to improve next season they will need to score more goals. They should have money left over from the sale of Will Grigg in January and the addition of Lowe would see them become a more direct, attacking team.

The link with Cook also adds fuel to the fire and could be another factor in Lowe’s desire to move. After the season he’s had he deserves a move to the Championship, but Pompey could persuade him to wait another year in order to realise that ambition with them.

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