Mr X is ready for Keane

ROY Keane's next transfer target has been left in limbo over the weekend while final paperwork is completed on his deal.

Elvin King

By Elvin King

ROY Keane's next transfer target has been left in limbo over the weekend while final paperwork is completed on his deal.

Mr X can't wait to start pre-season training and to meet up officially with his new team mates.


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He is hoping that the formalities can be completed in time for the Blues' trip to Ireland to play Finn Harps on Tuesday.

The Ipswich party is flying over on Tuesday and will return on Wednesday afternoon before jetting off to Portugal the following day for a four-day warm weather camp.

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Keane confirmed that he expected to add to the purchase of Damian Delaney within 48 hours of the former QPR player's move to Portman Road on Thursday night.

It is now looking as though this will happen on Monday.

Keane is currently having a look at a couple of triallists who have been invited back after impressing previous Town manager Jim Magilton while spending time with the Blues towards the end of last season.

Dutch winger Rawley Rozendaal is not at the club at the moment although he is believed to have been one of the players who went through their paces under Magilton, and appears to be still on the Town radar.

The 21-year-old came through the youth system at Ajax and joined Heerenveen in 2005, where he played alongside Pim Balkestein in their Under-21 side.

Town player Jaime Peters was set to win his 18th Canadian cap last night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Jamaica in their opening group game in California.

The Canadians take on El Salvador next Tuesday and then Costa Rica next Friday. Peters will return to Portman Road after his participation in the tournament.

Moritz Volz, who was on loan with Town for the 2008/09 season, has been released by Fulham.

Ipswich Town owner and chairman Marcus Evans' horse Suffolk Punch was the 9-1 winner of Thursday night's 6.50pm at Epsom.

N (SQUARE) IPSWICH Town's game at West Brom on Saturday August 22 has moved to a 5.20pm kick-off for live Sky TV coverage.

The Blues' season opener at Coventry had already switched by Sky to a 12.45pm Sunday August 9 start and their home match against Newcastle on Saturday September 26 starts at 5.30pm and will be shown live on BBC TV.

elvin.king@archant.co.uk

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