PORTSMOUTH boss Jon Mousinho insists there is nothing in reports linking his side with a move for Wanderers defender Josh Dacres-Cogley.

Reports at the weekend credited Pompey with an interest in the wing-back, who was virtually ever-present for the Whites in League One last season.

They also claimed a price of £500,000 had been quoted by Bolton, which effectively priced the newly promoted Championship side out of the bidding.

But speaking from his side’s training base in Croatia, Mousinho played down the speculation, telling The News: “The way we’ve dealt with these over the past six months is players like that who are contracted, we’re not going to comment on them either way whether there’s any link or not.

“In Josh’s case he’s a fantastic player who was brilliant last year, but there’s nothing in it from us.”

Dacres-Cogley played more minutes than any other Bolton player last season and was voted into the League One team of the year.

Signed on a free transfer from League Two Tranmere Rovers on a two-year deal, he is one of 10 first team players who are out of contract next summer.

Evatt has said the club is not currently considering any contract renewals at present as they focus purely on assembling a squad capable to getting promotion next season.

“We have always been pretty clear that every player has a price and if someone comes to make us an offer for any player then we will look at it and see if it is right for us,” he told The Bolton News.

“Are we going to be giving out new contracts right now? Absolutely not. I think those contracts need to be earned, we need to see where we are at, and the players are probably the same. There are players in there who think they should be playing in the Championship and aren’t at the moment.

“This is just a season where we forget about individuals, personal circumstance, and together we do all we can to give it our best shot. That’s where we are at the moment.”

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