Pompey Ditch O'Neill For Barton!

Last updated : 11 January 2009 By Boro Mad
The Middlesbrough midfielder wants to return to the South Coast but Pompey's £4.5million offer for the former Fratton Park favourite has been rejected.

Storrie: "We made what we felt was a fair offer for Gary O'Neil and we think it's a fair price.

"Myself and Tony (Adams) have discussed it and we'll have to see how it goes, although I don't know if we'll be improving that price.

"We know our targets and are working on them in the usual manner. We hope to do something early next week.

"We're looking to bring in three players and a couple on loan with options. We've always been successful doing that in the past.

"We hope to bring in four or five players."

Adams has allegedly had a £4m offer rejected for Newcastle's troubled midfielder Joey Barton.