Jewell eyes three more before window closes

PAUL Jewell could be in for a busy final day of the summer transfer window after admitting he hopes to bring in three more players before tomorrow night.

The Ipswich Town boss is keeping his cards close to his chest but he revealed that he was in for two more defenders and another position he refused to identify.

And he said that he had spoken to one of the players concerned who was very keen on a move to Portman Road.

While all the bids are believed to be loan deals, Jewell could be in for a busy time before the window closes at 11pm tomorrow night.

He confirmed: “Hopefully we can do a little bit of wheeling and dealing but that depends on other clubs wanting to sell. There is 24 hours left and this time tomorrow there might be a few Premier League clubs who might be able to release people that we have asked for.

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“One is a defender, there is a possibility of another defender and a third in another position.

“I have spoken to one of the players and he is keen to come. I haven’t spoken to another player as we have not been given permission to.

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“It is a couple of Premier League teams that we are waiting on and we are in their hands. If they get their targets, they will release those players but if they don’t, we won’t.”

Stoke defensive pair Danny Collins and Ryan Shotton have long been linked with a move to Ipswich along with West Brom centre back Pablo Ibanez. The third unnamed target is likely to be a winger.

And the Ipswich manager also confirmed that the club had received no firm bids for their own players with speculation over the future of strikers Jason Scotland and Tamas Priskin among others.

He added: “We have had a couple of enquiries for our players but no more than that and nothing that is of interest to us. In this mad world we live in, we might get something and I think you can have too many players in one position.

“But I am more interested in getting a couple of players in and I am under no pressure to get rid of people.”

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