Paul Jewell and Marcus Evans set to discuss summer transfer budget

Paul Jewell will today have a much clearer idea over the size of his summer transfer budget.

The Ipswich Town boss will sit down with reclusive owner Marcus Evans prior to tonight’s home match against Birmingham City.

On the agenda will be prospective signings for a promotion push next season and the future of the seven current first team players who are soon to be free agents.

Jewell said: “We do have regularly meetings but this one is to discuss the issues that need to be addressed – the contracts and transfer targets for the summer.

“I am seeing Marcus to discuss a lot of things across the board and hopefully we can nail down the contracts that are up.

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“Those that we are going to offer contracts too, we want to do that quickly and those we are not going to make offers too, we need to let the players know.

“But we have already started trying to get players in for next season.”

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While Jewell is anticipating a busy summer of transfer activity, he quickly moved to quell expectations of the Town owner flashing the cash.

He said: “I don’t think there is going to be a lot to spend but I think football is like that now.

“The economic climate out there affects football and quite rightly too. We can’t overspend as the most important thing is that the club is in good hands in years to come.

“It is not as if Marcus hasn’t spent money, he has since he has been here, but money is getting tighter.”

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