Blackburn Rovers have told Ipswich Town that striker Sam Gallagher is not for sale.

The EADT and Ipswich Star understands that the Blues tabled a £2m bid for the 28-year-old front man, but that Rovers, initially receptive to negotiations, had a change of heart about letting go a player who has netted 47 times in 217 appearances for the club.

Jon Dahl Tomasson's men have slipped to 18th in the Championship table after claiming just five points from their last 10 games.

They are reportedly closing in on the signing of USA striker Duncan McGuire from MLS outfit Orlando City for a fee of around £2.3m, though it's understood that will not change their position on Gallagher.

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The 6ft 4in front man grabbed a goal and two assists in Blackburn's 4-1 home win against Wrexham in the FA Cup fourth round on Monday night and, following a recent return from injury, is seen as the man who can fire them up and away from the danger zone.

Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna is keen to add another striker to his Premier League promotion-chasing squad before tomorrow's 11pm deadline.

East Anglian Daily Times: Ipswich Town are one of several Championship clubs chasing the loan signing of Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore on transfer deadline day.Ipswich Town are one of several Championship clubs chasing the loan signing of Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore on transfer deadline day. (Image: PA)

An injury to George Hirst (6G, 7A), Tottenham recalling Dane Scarlett and the wantaway Freddie Ladapo being allowed to join Charlton on loan has left Kayden Jackson leading the line for the last three league games.

The highly-rated and energetic young Ali Al-Hamidi arrived in a £1m+ deal from League Two club AFC Wimbledon on Monday, with McKenna saying: "We feel can have an impact in the squad straight away, but also has room to grow and develop for the future.” 

It's understood that Ipswich remain at the table for Bournemouth front man Kieffer Moore, along with Championship rivals Sunderland and Cardiff.

The Cherries are only likely to let their Welsh international go out on loan if they keep hold of main man Dominic Solanke. Tottenham have been linked with him, though boss Ange Postecoglu has said today that it is 'unlikely' he will sign anyone before the deadline.

Cardiff's resolve to bring Moore back to South Wales could be strengthened by another one of their targets, Serbian striker Andrej Ilic, reportedly heading to French club Lille in a €4m deal, while Sunderland's spending power could be boosted if Lazio reach the club's valuation for star winger Jack Clarke.

The EADT and Ipswich Star also understands that, as reported in Germany, the Blues have made an ambitious enquiry about Eintracht Frankfurt's bustling striker Jessic Ngankam. The 23-year-old former Germany U21 international has struggled for game time in the Bundesliga this season and is said to be interesting the likes of Luton, Royal Antwerp, Hellas Verona and Mainz.