The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has reported that Portsmouth are eyeing up a move for centre-back Curtis Tilt, who currently plays for fellow League One side Blackpool.

Blackpool centre-back Curtis Tilt has attracted significant transfer interest over the course of his time at Bloomfield Road, and with the summer transfer window underway, the Tangerines look set for another fight to hold onto his signature.

Last summer, Ipswich Town were keen to sign Tilt back when Paul Hurst was manager, and Wigan Athletic were linked with a move for the centre-back in the January transfer window.

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Nixon reported on Twitter on Sunday morning (see below) that Portsmouth are keen on a move for the Blackpool defender. However, they could come across some stumbling blocks in their pursuit for the 27-year-old, with Blackpool demanding a hefty fee for the star man and Tilt making some big personal demands.

Tilt has been a star performer for Blackpool since joining from National League side Wrexham. Prior to joining Blackpool, Tilt had spent his entire career playing non-league football. But, he fast adjusted to life in the Football League and has become a fan favourite with Blackpool supporters.

He has played 87 games for the Tangerines since joining in 2017, scoring five goals and laying on four assists along the way. Last season, Tilt played 42 games across all competitions for Terry McPhillips’ side but with summer interest already growing, Blackpool face a fight to hold onto the star defender.

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Pompey are in the market for a new centre-back this summer after the departure of Matt Clarke to Premier League side Brighton and will have funds available from the Clarke sale to fund moves for transfer targets.


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