Portsmouth are still waiting for Brighton to firm up their interest in defender Matt Clarke.
The Argus says the Seagulls are interested in Pompey's highly-rated centre-back.
But no bid had been made as of late yesterday afternoon in what is a notoriously slow period of the transfer window.
Pompey are hoping a bidding war increases the fee they would receive with a handful of clubs, mainly from the Championship, reported to be keen.
New Albion boss Graham Porter watched Clarke in the recent play-offs and likes his centre-backs to be comfortable taking the ball off the goalkeeper and building from the back.