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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.

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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.

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“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.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

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Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

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