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Blues still in talks for Tilt as Bogle move cools amid Birmingham interest

PUBLISHED: 11:23 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:30 06 August 2018

Curtis Tilt and Omar Bogle have been targets for Ipswich Town . Picture: BLACKPOOL GAZETTE/PA

Curtis Tilt and Omar Bogle have been targets for Ipswich Town . Picture: BLACKPOOL GAZETTE/PA

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Ipswich Town remain in contact with Blackpool regarding defender Curtis Tilt but interest in a loan move for Cardiff striker Omar Bogle is cooling.

Blackpool defender Curtis Tilt is a target of Ipswich Town. Picture: BLACKPOOL GAZETTEBlackpool defender Curtis Tilt is a target of Ipswich Town. Picture: BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

The Blues made an offer to loan Bogle, who played under Hurst and assistant Chris Doig at Grimsby, prior to the weekend but that move has taken a step backwards in recent days.

It is understood the Bluebirds would prefer a permanent sale, rather than a loan, while Birmingham City are also thought to be in the mix for Bogle’s services. Birmingham Live are reporting a potential move to St Andrew’s is close.

In regard to Tilt, conversations remain ongoing regarding a player who has submitted a transfer request in a bid to force through a move to Suffolk.

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Negotiations have proved difficult, with Blackpool understood to have moved the goalposts regarding a fee having originally valued the defender at £1million.

Ipswich have had two bids rejected, with offers thought to have reached more than £600,000, while subsequents negotiations at one stage pointed towards a compromise.

However, that has not materialised and there is a feeling talks regarding the move could stretch until Thursday’s 5pm transfer deadline.

Tilt did not play for Blackpool at Wycombe on Saturday, with Tangerines boss Gary Bowyer admitting he left the player out as he was ‘mentally drained’ by the situation.

Ipswich Town have made a loan offer for Cardiff striker Omar Bogle. Picture PAGEPIXIpswich Town have made a loan offer for Cardiff striker Omar Bogle. Picture PAGEPIX

“He trained well last week but it’s human nature, isn’t it?” he told the Blackpool Gazette.

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“It takes a lot out of you mentally when you’re being linked constantly. There’s been negotiations toing and froing from what I understand, and I just thought he looked a little bit mentally drained with it all. You can’t be doing that going into this game.

“But listen, he’s been no problem and I understand his situation but I had to make a call for the good of the team.

“The lad wants to play at a higher level, who can deny him? Well I know who can deny him, of course.

“But I can’t blame his ambition or bemoan him or anything like that. This time last year he was making his debut at 25 or 26 from non-league.”

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

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.

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.

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.

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