Ipswich Town are closing in on the signing of AFC Wimbledon striker Ali Al-Hamadi.

The EADT and Ipswich Star first broke the news of the Blues' interest in the League Two hotshot last week.

We understand that a fee of just over £1m with various add-ons has now been reached and that the Iraqi international, who is currently away at the Asian Cup, passed a medical in Qatar over the weekend.

It's understood that other clubs tried to hijack the deal late in the day, but that the player had his heart set on joining Kieran McKenna's Championship high-fliers after being pitched the project.

Dons boss Johnnie Jackson admitted over the weekend that Ipswich's interest had been 'head-turning' for the 21-year-old.

Iraq have topped their group at the Asian Cup, finishing above pre-tournament favourites Japan, and face Jordan in a last 16 match later this morning. Win that and they would go on to play Tajikistan in the quarter-finals (Friday), with the potential to take on Australia - who Town defender Cameron Burgess plays for - in the semis (next Tuesday). The tournament finishes on February 10.

McKenna explained last week that Financial Fair Play rules were making it difficult for him to bolster his depleted front line, but the Blues boss confirmed after Saturday's shock 2-1 FA Cup home defeat to Maidstone United that he was still hopeful of adding two new strikers to the squad before this Thursday's 11pm deadline.

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The EADT and Ipswich Star understands that Blackburn Rovers' Sam Gallagher could be that second striker, but that a deal for him hangs on whether the Lancashire club can bring in a replacement first. The Ewood Park outfit, currently 18th in the Championship table, have been linked with a move for Swansea's Jerry Yates.

Bournemouth's Kieffer Moore also remains a target, though there's a growing sense that a loan package for him will prove too costly.

While less of a priority, the Blues are also looking to add some strength in depth at left-back before the window closes.

It remains to be seen whether a deal can be thrashed out for Sheffield Wednesday's experienced left-sider Marvin Johnson, with Owls boss Danny Röhl having insisted that Ipswich will 'have to invest' if they want the in-form 33-year-old.

Former Middlesbrough left-back Marc Bola, currently at Turkish club Samsunspor, is understood to be another player on the radar.