Chopra deal not imminent

SOURCES in Cardiff suggest that Ipswich Town are unlikely to snap up Michael Chopra for a �3m fee.

Chopra has been linked with a move to Portman Road, with the common factor being Town boss Roy Keane, who originally signed the 26-year-old for �5m when at Sunderland three years ago.

Chopra’s big wages are likely to be a major stumbling block, in addition to the asking price. The ex-Newcastle trainee is still under contract at Cardiff, and would be reluctant to move to another Championship club, especially if it meant a wage-cut.

Keane is a big fan of Chopra, but no deal appears imminent.

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