Millwall and Championship rivals Wigan are locked in a battle to sign Portsmouth striker Jamal Lowe.

It is believed that Wigan are leading the race as the striker worked with Latics manager Paul Cook when he was in charge at Fratton Park. He was part of the side that Cook led to the League Two title in 2017.

Following Portsmouth’s failure to win promotion via the play-offs there is now interest building in Lowe and some of his other teammates.

According to the Portsmouth News It is believed that both Wigan and the Lions have both had bids of around £1.5 million rebuffed by the South Coast club who are holding out for a figure believed to be around £3 million.

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Paul Cook brought Lowe to Portsmouth from non league side Hampton & Richmond in January 2017 and he has continued to develop under current Pompey boss Kenny Jackett.

Lowe has another year to run on his contract with Portsmouth and the club have the option of invoking an extension  clause if they see fit. He finished the season as the clubs leading scorer with 17 goals in League  One this season.

He also scored a memorable goal  to help Portsmouth win the Checkatrade Trophy final against Sunderland at Wembley in March.

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Both Millwall and Wigan are on the look out for new blood in their attacking forces this summer. Neil Harris has hinted at reinforcements coming into his side following the departure of Lee Gregory who will leave the club when his contract ends at the end of June.

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