Volz and Killen targeted by Town

TWO new players could be signed before Ipswich Town take on Wolves on Saturday.Fulham defender Moritz Volz, Newcastle hitman Shola Ameobi and Celtic striker Chris Killen are all on Town's wish list.

Derek Davis

TWO new players could be signed before Ipswich town take on Wolves on Saturday.

The Blues are today talking to Fulham defender Moritz Volz and may turn their attentions to Celtic striker Chris Killen if the move for Shola Ameobi falls through.

Magilton confirmed the Ipswich have had a bid accepted for the eccentric German defender Volz, although not at the price previously reported.

The Blues boss said: “It is not for £500,000 but we have had a bid accepted.”

Former German Under-21 defender Volz made his name at Shalke 04 before joining Arsenal in 2000, although never played a league game for them before going on loan to Wimbledon and then signing for Fulham in 2004.

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It is understood Volz is not keen on leaving London but Ipswich may be close enough to interest him and Magilton is keen to bring him to Portman Road and show him around.

With concerns growing over David Wright's ankle injury Town have moved to add to the right back position, occupied by Alex Bruce in their 3-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.

Former Newcastle United and Spurs defender Stephen Carr has also been targeted but he is keen on staying in the Premier League with Wigan his most likely destination.

Magilton is also determined to add to his strike force, especially with concerns that Jon Walters may leave for a top-flight side and Crystal Palace, Burnley and Preston understood to be keen on Alan Lee.

David Nugent is not interested in coming to Ipswich, and it appears Ameobi is also reluctant although Town are looking to keep negotiations going with the Newcastle striker.

We understand Magilton has spoken with Killen's agent and is aware of the 26-year-old's availability.

Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is happy to let him go for around £500,000 and the former Manchester City, Oldham and Hibs striker moved further down the Parkhead pecking order when he chose to go to the Olympics as one of New Zealand's three over age players.

Killen will return this week after the All-Whites were knocked out in the group stages.