No Spireites offer on the table for Novak and no talks

Chesterfield are yet to make a contract offer to Lee Novak, as Paul Cook attempts to lure the striker to Portsmouth.

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 4:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 5:23 pm
Chesterfield vs Bury - Lee Novak scores Chesterfields second goal - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Bury - Lee Novak scores Chesterfields second goal - Pic By James Williamson

Pompey have this week emerged as serious candidates to land the front man’s services and bolster their League Two promotion charge.

The Spireites still haven’t revealed their hand, however – Novak maintaining he’s unaware of Danny Wilson’s intentions.

Former Birmingham goalscorer Novak confirmed to the Derbyshire Times that there is currently no offer on the table from Chesterfield and the two parties apparently haven’t spoken for weeks.

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Novak was Chesterfield’s top goalscorer last season, hitting the net 15 times during a season-long loan spell from parent club Birmingham City.

The Blues released him at the end of the season and several League One clubs are said to be monitoring his availability.

Portsmouth, led by ex Spireites manager Cook, are expected to be able to offer a more attractive financial package than Chesterfield.

Shrewsbury are another club believed to have shown an interest in Novak, although their CEO Brian Caldwell denies talks have taken place.