TRANSFER LATEST: Ipswich Town have had no more contact with Aston Villa over Aaron Cresswell

IPSWICH Town’s chances of hanging on to left-back Aaron Cresswell have strengthened after Paul Jewell admitted last night there had been no fresh interest from Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old was linked with the Premier League side last month with Jewell confirming there had been interest but no firm bid.

With Town under no pressure to sell, the Blues boss reiterated he would only think about a move for the right multi-million pound price.

That tough stance appears to have put off Villa boss Paul Lambert with Jewell revealing after the win against Colchester United that any interest had cooled.

Jewell said: “There has been no interest in Cresswell. We have had no contact from Aston Villa other than a gentle enquiry I told you about three weeks ago.

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“We have had no interest about any of our other players. That could change but I am more interested about bringing people in than moving people out.

“Some players might leave the club but we don’t need to sell. We are a very small squad as it is and we want to try and improve it rather than deplete it.”

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