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Bialkowski close to signing new three-year Ipswich deal

PUBLISHED: 21:16 14 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:48 15 July 2018

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski Picture: STEVE WALLER

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski Picture: STEVE WALLER

© Copyright Stephen Waller

Goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski is close to signing a new, long-term contract with Ipswich Town.

Ipswich Manager Paul Hurst watches his players during the warm-up at Braintree  Picture PAGEPIXIpswich Manager Paul Hurst watches his players during the warm-up at Braintree Picture PAGEPIX

The Pole is now in the final year of his current deal but, after rejecting offers in the £3million range from Birmingham City, the Blues have doubled their efforts to keep their three-time player-of-the-year.

It is understood the goalkeeper could put pen to paper on the now agreed new contract, believed to be for a further three years with the option of a fourth, at the start of next week when he returns from extended leave following his time at the World Cup.

MORE: ‘I’m expecting a lot, lot better’ – Hurst pulls no punches after friendly defeat at Braintree

That would keep the 31-year-old at Portman Road until he is 34, with the option of a further year taking him past his 35th birthday at a club he joined in the summer of 2014.

Bialkowski’s new deal will make him one of the club’s highest earners.

Speaking after today’s 2-0 friendly defeat at Braintree, Ipswich manager Paul Hurst said: “I think there was interest there and we want him to stay; that’s been the message from the start.

“I’m hopeful he will end up staying and we’re getting closer to that occurring. So hopefully that is the case.

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“We’re trying to sort out a new deal.”

Bialkowski could be involved in the Blues’ friendly against Crawley Town on Tuesday night although Jonas Knudsen, whose Denmark side reached the last 16 of the World Cup, has been given a further week off.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is leaving no stone unturned in his search for January reinforcements.

Ipswich Town are committed to signing loan player Janoi Donacien on a permanent deal once his immigration status is rubber stamped.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features Darren Currie scoring on his debut in a win at QPR and the Blues win over Leicester City.....

Former Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has been appointed director of football at League Two club Swindon Town.

Mark Heath, Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Ipswich Hospital patients were treated to a visit from the stars of Ipswich Town as they made their annual trip to give out presents on the wards.

Ipswich Town’s Under 23s drew 3-3 with QPR at Playford Road this afternoon. Andy Warren cast an eye over the Young Blues.

Trevoh Chalobah is confident he can help fill the void left following Cole Skuse’s knee injury.

Ipswich Town will field a strong Under 23 side when they take on QPR at Playford Road this afternoon (1pm).

It’s been another week with more losses – but the double whammy on this occasion is that these have been suffered both on the pitch at Stoke and off the field of play, in the reporting of our latest set of accounts. In all honesty, there’s no surprise in either.

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