Pennant - Boss Could Look Elsewhere

Pompey agreed a fee with The Reds for the former Birmingham and Arsenal winger last week but talks over Pennant's possible transfer have failed to materialise since then.

"If he doesn't want to come here then it's the same situation as Jermain Defoe - I won't take him on board if he doesn't want it," Adams has said.

"I need players working hard, scrapping and in it together."