TRANSFER NEWS: Joint-bid for George Boyd and Paul Taylor accepted by Peterborough, reveals Jewell

IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell has confirmed that the club has had a bid for Peterborough United attacking duo Paul Taylor and George Boyd accepted.

Speaking after his side’s miserable 2-1 extra-time defeat at Carlisle United in the Capital One Cup last night, the Blues boss slammed his players and said: “It’s apparent we need players.”

And after questioned about his renewed interest in Taylor and Boyd – first revealed by this website yesterday afternoon – he confirmed: “They (Peterborough) have accepted an offer from us, we’re meeting them tomorrow and hopefully we can move forward with that.”

The EADT understands that the offer is in the region of �1.75m, with the duo having both played in Posh’s 3-2 defeat at Reading last night, Taylor a scorer.

And with the transfer window for permanent signings closing at 11pm on Friday, Jewell confirmed he is also keen on bringing winger/striker Daryl Murphy back to Portman Road from Celtic.

“We need some height in the team and we’re hoping that could happen too,” said the Blues boss.

“We’re hoping it will be a busy few days because we certainly need them to be.”