Spanish side Real Betis have rejected an improved bid from Portsmouth for Brazilian forward Edu.
Betis owner Manuel Ruiz de Lopera confirmed on Tuesday the Premiership club are interested in signing the 27-year old.
Lopera admitted Pompey had initially offered £4.8million for Edu but despite increasing their bid, he insisted the Brazilian would be staying put.
'They increased the offer this morning but I told them the answer was still no,' said Lopera.
Edu played 31 league games for Betis last season, scoring 11 goals.