Report: Portsmouth up bid for Chesterfield's Dion Donohue

Portsmouth Manager Kenny Jackett before a pre-season friendly match between Portsmouth and AFC Bournemouth at Fratton Park on July 22, 2017 in Portsmouth, England.

The Chesterfield defender could replace the injured Tareiq Holmes-Dennis at Portsmouth.

Portsmouth have upped their bid for Chesterfield's Dion Donohue to £200,000, The Sun reports in its printed edition on Friday (page 59).

It is claimed Pompey had an earlier, undisclosed offer turned down for the Welsh left-back, whose contract expires at the end of the campaign.

Dion Donohue of Chesterfield in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Chesterfield  and Northampton Town at Proact Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Chesterfield, England.Dion Donohue of Chesterfield

Portsmouth lost Enda Stevens to Sheffield United earlier in the summer, and signed Huddersfield's Tareiq Holmes-Dennis to replace him.

However, the 21-year-old suffered a season-ending injury on his debut for Kenny Jackett's side, prompting them to renew their search for a left-back.

And they appear to have settled on Donohue, who has played in every single minute of Chesterfield's campaign so far and was a regular in League One last term.

The 23-year-old, who can also operate as a left- or central-midfielder, spent time with Everton as a youngster, and later turned out for Welsh sides Porthmadog, Holyhead Hotspur and Caernarfon Town before signing for Chesterfield from Sutton Coldfield Town in England's non-league.

Would Chesterfield's Donohue be a good signing for Portsmouth?

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