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Shrewsbury CEO expects Nsiala and Nolan to join Ipswich in 48 hours after Town ‘meet valuation’

PUBLISHED: 22:20 04 August 2018

Jon Nolan and Toto Nsiala's moves to Ipswich are moving ever closer. Picture: PA

Jon Nolan and Toto Nsiala's moves to Ipswich are moving ever closer. Picture: PA


Shrewsbury chief executive Brian Caldwell expects Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan to be Ipswich players in 48 hours after the Blues met his club’s valuation of the duo.

Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan have put in transfer requests following offers from Ipswich Town. Picture: PAToto Nsiala and Jon Nolan have put in transfer requests following offers from Ipswich Town. Picture: PA

Ipswich had bids, believed to be in the region of a combined £1.4million, rejected for the duo earlier this week, with Nsiala and Nolan subsequently handing in transfers requests, being barred from training and ultimately sitting out today’s game with Bradford.

Caldwell says Ipswich, managed by former Shrews boss Paul Hurst, have now ‘more or less’ met his side’s valuation of the duo and expects the move to be tied up soon. There are still details to be sorted regarded the sell-on clauses in the two deals.

“From the Nolan and Nsiala point of view, I’ll be honest, they have come back in and more or less met our valuation, I’ve stuck strong to that,” Caldwell told BBC Shropshire.

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Neither Nolan or Nsiala played for Shrewsbury today. Picture: PANeither Nolan or Nsiala played for Shrewsbury today. Picture: PA

“I think I’ve made it clear that there was no compromising with my valuation. Where we’re at just now is that they’ve tried to put in a lower sell-on, which I’m not happy with because you just look at the players that we’re had and I think, to be fair to us as well, we want the valuation and we also want the sell-on at the right percentage.

“So that’s where it’s at just now, I would imagine that will probably bottom out over the next 48 hours and hopefully we can get a conclusion to it from everybody’s point of view.”

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“Today there have been (targets) playing, which I don’t like, because there could have been an injuries. They might have got injured today. Hopefully not. Those are the things I’ll be trying to get updates on.”

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