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Jackson makes transfer request as Accrington quote Town a fee of close to £2.5m

PUBLISHED: 11:39 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 03 August 2018

Ipswich Town have had a £1.75m bid for Kayden Jackson rejected. Photo: PA

Ipswich Town have had a £1.75m bid for Kayden Jackson rejected. Photo: PA

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Kayden Jackson has told Accrington Stanley he wants to leave the club in the wake of Ipswich Town’s latest £1.75m bid being rejected.

It’s understood that the newly-promoted League One club keep upping their valuation of the 24-year-old striker – with Town’s latest quote being close to £2.5m.

Jackson is now in the final year of his contract, but Stanley are protected by a 12 month extension clause in their favour.

Stanley chairman Andy Holt this morning denied national reports that Jackson had made a formal transfer request, though we understand he had made his desire to move up the ladder clear.

MORE: Ipswich make loan offer for Bogle but cool interest in Accrington’s Jackson

Asked if Jackson had made a transfer request, Holt wrote on Twitter: “No he hasn’t. Makes no matter, I’ve put a sell request in. If some one pays the fair price he can go with my blessing. Only a matter of time for him either way. Best striker around.”

Jackson scored 16 goals for the League Two champions last season and has been in superb form throughout pre-season.

It’s understood the Blues are ready to give up on the deal, with a loan bid made for Cardiff City striker Omar Bogle – a player Blues boss Paul Hurst worked with at former club Grimsby Town.

MORE: Town ready to hijack Wigan loan move for Wolves winger Graham

Hurst is also locked in a cat-and-mouse negotiation situation regarding Blackpool’s Curtis Tilt and Shrewsbury Town duo Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan – all three having handed in transfer requests.

It’s understood there is no progress on Tilt, while Town edge closer to agreeing a double deal for Nsiala and Nolan.

Meanwhile the club waits on Derby, Middlesbrough or Sheffield United to meet their valuation of striker Martyn Waghorn.

Speaking yesterday, the Blues boss said: “We’ll see if anything does change. We’ve all, including ourselves, got decisions to make as to whether we change our viewpoints – whether that’s ins or outs.

MORE: ‘Nothing concrete’ regarding Garner and Knudsen, but Hurst doesn’t rule out exits

“The tricky situation we’re in is that people can wrongly get an idea that you are awash with money and can add value onto people you are trying to bring in. We’ve got to be careful.

“A lot of these situations, it does feel like you are in this silly game. It’s a case of who blinks first. We’ll just try to make the best call we can as a football club if there is business to be done.”

The window for permanent signings shuts at 5pm next Thursday.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

Paul Lambert is confident Ipswich Town can quickly overturn their five point deficit if they continue the progress they have made in the early weeks of his reign.

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

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