PORTSMOUTH are believed to be close to sealing a deal to bring Swindon Town striker Miles Storey to Fratton Park on a season-long loan.

There had been a two-way battle between Pompey and Shrewsbury for the young forward's signature but, as is being reported by the south coast media, it appears the former Premier League side have won the chase.

Having come through the youth system at the Country Ground, Storey has gone on to score six goals in 35 appearances for the Robins. He also spent brief loan spells at Shrewsbury and Salisbury last season.