Pompey snub new WBA bid for Wilson

The Baggies were unsuccessful with a bid earlier this month and
have now missed out for a second time. Pompey administrator Andrew
Andronikou has confirmed West Brom’s £3million offer plus
add-ons has been refused. Andronikou has not ruled out Wilson
leaving before the transfer window closes, but insists manager
Steve Cotterill is not looking to sell. “West Brom offered us
£3m plus add-ons but that has been turned down,” Andronikou
told the Portsmouth News. “Steve Cotterill does not want to sell
such an important player. “At the moment, as a club he is not a
player we have identified to sell. “We will have to wait and see
what happens.” Meanwhile, Cotterill is hoping veteran striker
Kanu’s future is resolved this week, freeing him to play for the
Championship club. Kanu has been at Pompey for the past four years,
but has not played this season after failing to agree terms at
Fratton Park. “Maybe something could happen with King (Kanu) in the
week,” said Pompey’s boss. “If his contract gets sorted out, that
would give us another body. We need that sort of clever player. “I
can’t make any other great strides until we can get ourselves a
squad together that can be competitive. “I don’t want to worry
about an injury and I want to get in one of the formations we want
to use.” Finally, Cotterill is playing down reports the club could
sign Manchester United Gabriel Obertan despite the Frenchman being
spotted among fans in their 1-0 defeat at Preston. “I don’t know
what Obertan was doing there,” he added. “At the end of the day,
why would he sit in with the Pompey crowd if we were signing him?”