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Ipswich remain serious Windass contenders as talks progress ahead of deadline day

PUBLISHED: 18:38 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:38 08 August 2018

Rangers' Josh Windass has been linked with Ipswich Town. Picture: PA

Rangers' Josh Windass has been linked with Ipswich Town. Picture: PA

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Ipswich Town remain serious contenders to land Rangers forward Josh Windass, we understand.

The Blues’ interest in the 24-year-old, son of former Middlesbrough and Hull striker Dean, emerged on Monday night and discussions continue between the two clubs. The potential fee is thought to be somewhere north of £1.5million, with the two clubs thought to be nearing an agreement.

With the window for permanent transfers closing at 5pm tomorrow, time is running out to get the deal done, although Windass could undergo his medical in Glasgow rather than travel to Suffolk should the move progress to that stage. Rangers are in Europa League action tomorrow night, which is also thought to be a factor.

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Windass, who scored 18 goals for the Ibrox club last season, played in a wide left role for Rangers at Aberdeen on Sunday, winning the visitors’ penalty in a 1-1 draw.

Windass is the son of former Hull, Middlesbrough and Bradford striker Dean. Picture: PAWindass is the son of former Hull, Middlesbrough and Bradford striker Dean. Picture: PA

Though manager Steven Gerrard has praised the forward during pre-season, there is a sense Windass is keen to test himself at Championship level to further his career.

It remains unclear whether a move for Windass is dependent on a potential departure of Joe Garner, with Bolton, Millwall and Sheffield United all known to be interested. Bolton’s interest is thought to have cooled slightly.

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Ipswich will complete the signing of Accrington Stanley striker Kayden Jackson tomorrow morning, with a deal starting at £1.6million and potentially rising to around £2million.

The deal for Jackson comes following Martyn Waghorn’s departure to Derby for an initial £5million, while Joe Garner has been monitored by Bolton, Millwall and Sheffield United this summer.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

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