Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has confirmed that the club have rejected two bids for West Brom target Jamal Lowe.
The wide man excelled at Fratton Park last season and has reportedly caught the eye of the Baggies, along with Championship rivals Leeds United and Middlesbrough.
However, it is unclear as to if any of the three were one of the sides who made an offer, with one of the bids reportedly coming from either Millwall or Wigan Athletic.
The versatile forward played a key role in Pompey’s Checkatrade Trophy triumph and their fourth-placed finish in League One last season.
Lowe struck 17 times for Portsmouth last season and is reportedly keen on leaving the club if an eye-catching club comes in for him.
However, Jackett talking to Portsmouth.co.uk, cited by HITC, said:
There have been two bids for Jamal this week – and we have turned those bids down. Whether there are going to be increased ones, I don’t know, but obviously for the board of directors the amount wasn’t enough.
I am always kept informed, but they don’t make the bids to me, it is done at boardroom level and done correctly and properly, that is the way it should be.
Jackett then went on to add that the club aren’t looking to sell the wide man ahead of the new season.
Obviously, nobody is looking to try to sell Jamal this summer, he is not a player that is for sale.
New Baggies boss Slaven Bilic looks set to be in the market for attacking reinforcements ahead of the new season.
Dwight Gayle returned to Newcastle after a season-long loan and Jay Rodriguez left The Hawthorns for Burnley, so a move for Lowe could well tempt the Croat over the coming weeks.
Four more forwards West Brom could sign
The Baggies have recently emerged as contenders to land Maupay this summer, and a move for the Brentford forward would be an excellent piece of business.
McBurnie enjoyed a free-scoring campaign with Swansea last season and could be the perfect man to lead the line for Bilic next season.
Bournemouth forward Mousset has shown glimpses of promise during his stint on the south coast, so Bilic could be tempted to make a move for the Frenchman.
Middlesbrough’s Assombalonga has plenty of goalscoring Championship experience and could be keen on a move to be Bilic’s star man at The Hawthorns.