Pompey Will Have To Up Their Bid!

Last updated : 02 January 2009 By Boro Mad
Tony Adams wants the England Under-21 star as a replacement for Lassana Diarra, who has joined Real Madrid for £20m, and with a wad of cash at their disposal ... Boro won't take peanuts for O'Neill.

Gareth Southgate paid £5m to land O'Neil from Pompey just 18 months ago, and laughed off the bid.

But the midfielder is keen on a return to Portsmouth, where he made 174 appearances, and that does favour the move going ahead at some stage.

Adams is under pressure at Fratton Park, with bookies tipping him odds-on to be the next Premiership boss for the sack.