UPDATED: Posh pair George Boyd and Paul Taylor complete medicals ahead of Ipswich Town move

IPSWICH Town are closing in on Peterborough duo George Boyd and Paul Taylor after the pair completed their medicals at Portman Road this afternoon.

Paul Jewell met with the pair today and we understand the joint bid, which is now thought to be closer to �1.75 million, is progressing well.

If personal terms can be agreed, and we understand they have been positive, then Boyd and Taylor could both be unveiled by the club tomorrow.

The pair played for Peterborough last night in their Capital One Cup defeat at Reading but quickly came to Suffolk to hold talks with Jewell.

And they could be joined by Daryl Murphy who is understood to be returning for talks over a third loan deal tomorrow - despite expecting to be named on the bench for Celtic in their Champions League play-off match against Helsingborgs tonight.

In what should be a busy last 48 hours of the summer transfer window, we can confirm Ryan Stevenson is in talks with Motherwell over a move back to Scotland.

But hopes that a fourth new signing, in the shape of a central defender, could materialise before Friday’s 11pm deadline is less likely, despite manager Paul Jewell not giving up on Murphy’s Celtic team-mate Kelvin Wilson.

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