Portsmouth are still waiting for an offer from Albion for defender Matt Clarke.

The Argus reported almost a week ago that 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.

The Seagulls have also been speculatively linked with Liverpool prospect Harry Wilson and Derby right-back Jayden Bogle.

A well-placed source has told The Argus there is “nothing doing right now” on any of those reported targets.

Potter is thought to be interested in taking Swansea top scorer Oli McBurnie with him to the Amex.

Some close followers of the Welsh club also suspect he could hand influential Matt Grimes a Premier League chance.

The 23-year-old midfielder is less of a headline-grabber than McBurnie.

But he played more passes per game than any other Championship player last season and was a key part of Potter's plans, featuring in all but one match.