Ipswich Town have turned their attentions to Derby County midfielder Jason Knight after ending their pursuit of Peterborough United's Jack Taylor.

The Daily Mail reports that Bristol City have had two offers for Republic of Ireland international Knight rejected - the highest being £1.5m - and are considering an improved bid.

It adds that 'Kieran McKenna’s Ipswich are now among the clubs also monitoring the situation and pondering a move of their own', with Stoke also said to be interested in a player who now heads into the final year of his contract.

The EADT and Ipswich Star understands the versatile 22-year-old is one of a number of players being considered for that position, with interest in Peterborough's Jack Taylor having now ended

East Anglian Daily Times: Jack Taylor, pictured in action for Peterborough United.Jack Taylor, pictured in action for Peterborough United. (Image: PA)

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Knight has already played 150 times for the Rams and 20 times for the Republic of Ireland. Primarily a midfielder, he has played in a variety of roles including right-back, left-wing and as a No.10.

Speaking after his Man of the Match display in Monday night's 3-0 home win against Gibraltar, Knight told the Irish Independent: "I'm an ambitious person and I want to play at the highest level I can at club and international level.

East Anglian Daily Times: Jason Knight is now in the final year of his contract at Derby County.Jason Knight is now in the final year of his contract at Derby County. (Image: PA)

"Derby is a great club. I think there are foundations being built to make it go up the levels. 

"It's a fine line and I will have to assess everything in the summer. I will get away for a couple of weeks and shut my mind off and make the decision in the pre-season."

Ipswich currently have eight central midfielders in the form of Sam Morsy, Massimo Luongo, Lee Evans, Dominic Ball, Panutche Camara, Cameron Humphreys, Idris El Mizouni and Rekeem Harper.