Boro Turn Down Offer For O'Neil
Boro have turned down a £4.5 million offer from Portsmouth FC for midfielder Gary O'Neil.
O'Neil joined Middlesbrough FC in August 2007 from Pompey for £5 million.
Portsmouth FC chairman Peter Storrie said: "We made what we thought to be a good offer for Gary, but unfortunately it was declined and we will not be increasing our bid."
"Gary is a player that Tony and the team know well having been here since he was a youngster. He would have been a good addition to the squad."
Boro would be looking for more than £5 million for the former Pompey favourite.