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Ex-Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy on the verge of £2m move to Nottingham Forest

PUBLISHED: 10:55 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:24 21 July 2017

Daryl Murphy, back at Portman Road for the first time since joining Newcastle and Town's Christophe Berra battle for the ball during the Ipswich Town v Newcastle United (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 17 April 2017.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Daryl Murphy, back at Portman Road for the first time since joining Newcastle and Town's Christophe Berra battle for the ball during the Ipswich Town v Newcastle United (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 17 April 2017. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com

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Nottingham Forest have reportedly had a £2m bid for striker Daryl Murphy accepted by Newcastle United.

The Republic of Ireland international is in the top 10 of Ipswich Town’s all-time leading league goalscorers after netting 67 times during four spells between 2010 and 2016.

He departed Portman Road in a £3m deal last August and played his part in the Magpies’ quickfire return to the Premier League by scoring five goals in seven starts and eight substitute appearances before immediately being transfer listed by Rafa Benitez.

Murphy’s former club Sunderland had been linked to the 34-year-old, but Forest – who have just sold Britt Assombalonga to Middlesbrough for £15m – appear to have won the race with the offer of a two-year deal.

Town do not face Forest until December 2, with Mark Warburton’s men travelling to Portman Road.

Ipswich continue to search for a striker themselves after the summer departures of Brett Pitman (Portsmouth, free), Kieffer Moore (Rotherham, loan) and Leon best (released).

Mick McCarthy is keen to bolster a forward line made up of Joe Garner, David McGoldrick and Freddie Sears before the big kick-off in little more than a fortnight, having seen a recent loan deal for Wolves forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson hijacked by Reading.

Crime levels in Ipswich last year were higher than the likes of Cardiff, Sheffield and Derby new data has revealed.

The Met Office has issued a new weather warning for heavy rain in Suffolk and north Essex on Sunday.

A DIY SOS-style project to improve the life of a teenager with autism and epilepsy has been completed.

The former leader of Ipswich Borough Council has admitted the town failed to end exploitation, trafficking and slavery following the murder of five Ipswich women in 2006.

Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Ipswich-born actor Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star in a new film about Suffolk’s Sutton Hoo, it has emerged.

A mum slapped with a parking fine after being accused of “misusing” a parent bay at a Suffolk supermarket has divided opinion.

An individual can be seen trying the door handles of cars in Ipswich under the cover of darkness.

The historic Ipswich pub that once hosted Ed Sheeran have officially shut with the owners hoping that it can be re-opened.

The housing market may be showing signs of a pre-Brexit slowdown, but your home still went up in value in Suffolk more so than in Norfolk over the summer, according to the latest figures.

Storm Bronagh has headed away from our region this morning but the windy conditions are set to stay with us.

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