Roy keen on Boh's ace

BLUES boss Roy Keane is considering a move for Bohemians central midfielder Gary Deegan.

Derek Davis

BLUES boss Roy Keane is considering a move for Bohemians central midfielder Gary Deegan.

Although no bid has been lodged as yet, reports in Ireland suggest Ipswich Town could be ready with a �120,000 move for the 21-year-old Dubliner.

Deegan started his career at Shelbourne and went on loan to Kilkenny before joining Longford Town and Galway, who sold him to Bohemians who won the Irish Premier League last season.

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But an early exit from the Champions League mean there are concerns that Bohemians may exceed strict wages to turnover rules and could be forced to sell players, with Deegan a star attraction.

Boh's boss Pat Fenlon said: “If anything happens, the first people to know will be the players.

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“We haven't had an offer for any player yet and until that happens we won't get too carried away with it. I've spoken to the club and I've been told that we don't have to sell anybody.”

Keane has already brought in Irish trio Colin Healy, Damien Delaney and Shane O'Connor, who has now put pen to paper on his one-year deal, along with Lee Martin from Manchester United and Troy Brown from Fulham.

Town are looking to add to their development squad and have cast an eye of Italian duo Alessandro Marazzi and Alessio Monenti who play for a junior club in Milan.

Marazzi came on as a second half substitute in a Town XI that won 2-0 at at Debenham last night.

The Blues go to Charlton tonight looking for a fourth win over League One opposition after already beating Brentford, Southend United and Colchester United.

Lee Martin and Liam Trotter will be further assessed on their hamstring injuries today, while Alan Quinn, Kevin Lisbie and Shane Supple, are all expected to return after groin problems either for tonight's match or for the game at Chelmsford tomorrow.

The first team wrap up their pre-season warm up matches with the visit of Real Valladolid on Friday night.

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