TRANSFER LATEST: Jewell refuses to comment on mounting Maurice Edu speculation

IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell refused to comment on mounting speculation that Rangers and USA midfielder Maurice Edu is closing in on a move to the Blues.

Town are understood to have held talks with the 26-year-old regarding a move to Portman Road.

However, speaking ahead of tomorrow night’s Capital One Cup game against League Two side Bristol Rovers at Portman Road, Jewell was remaining tight-lipped.

He said: “I’m very reluctant to speak about names. I don’t think it’s fair. He’s a Rangers player. I wouldn’t like managers talking about my players, so I don’t think it’s the right and proper way to do it.

“You can speculate, and I’m not going to give you a bum steer here, but it’s not right for me to comment on players who are under contract.”

– See tomorrow’s EADT to read Paul Jewell’s thoughts on the prospect of landing a new signing before his side’s Championship opener against Blackburn on Saturday.