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Liverpool linked with £18m move for former Ipswich and Bury Town goalkeeper Pope

PUBLISHED: 12:15 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 19 June 2018

Nick Pope has been linked with a move to Liverpool. Picture: PA

Nick Pope has been linked with a move to Liverpool. Picture: PA

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Former Ipswich and Bury Town goalkeeper Nick Pope is closing in on an £18million move to Liverpool, according to reports.

The 26-year-old is currently at the World Cup with England after a stunning breakthrough season with Burnley, in which he won player-of-the-year honours after making his Premier League debut in September.

Liverpool are looking for a goalkeeper to replace Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet and are now said to be conducting background checks into Pope’s character as they prepare to make a move. National reports say Pope is valued at £18m.

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The £18m at which Pope has been rated sees Pope as a significantly cheaper alternative to Jurgen Klopp’s other rumoured transfer targets, with Roma stopper Alisson rated at £70m and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland valued at £30m.

A move to Anfield would be yet another high during a stunning season for Pope, who was working as a milkman and playing Ryman League football for Bury as recently as 2011.

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.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

Former Ipswich Town loanee Richie Wellens has been appointed Swindon Town manager, naming Noel Hunt as his assistant.

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