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?”