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Nottingham Forest keeper Lee Camp keen to speak to Ipswich Town

10:00 18 January 2013

Lee Camp

Lee Camp


LEE Camp is close to sorting a contract settlement with Nottingham Forest – and the unwanted keeper is keen to hear what Ipswich Town have to offer.

Scott Loach has been in top form over the last two games – at Premier League side Aston Villa and Championship table-toppers Cardiff – but Blues boss Mick McCarthy still wants to add a new keeper to his ranks after Stephen Henderson’s loan spell from West Ham ended recently.

Camp has been made the number one target after new Forest boss Alex McLeish told the Northern Ireland international that he could move on this month.

The EADT understands that the 28-year-old – currently in the final year of his deal at the City Ground – has spent this week negotiating a pay-off for the final six months of his contract.

And with that situation set to be resolved over the weekend, he would then be free to begin speaking to numerous interested parties.

Camp will not be short of suitors having been widely hailed as the best keeper outside of the top-flight not so long ago, with him being named in the Championship team of the year for 2009/10.

Forest rejected a £1.5m bid for Camp from Premier League club Swansea last summer, while Norwich and Reading have also been linked in recent weeks.

However, a source close to the player, said: “Lee was frustrated that he wasn’t able to speak to Swansea and the chance to play in the Premier League obviously appeals, but he’s heard of Ipswich’s interest and would be keen to hear what they have to say.

“Malcolm Webster (Town goalkeeper coach) worked with him when he was at Derby – and Ipswich are a massive club. Mick McCarthy is a real draw and, looking in from the outside, they seem like a club who could really do something next season.”

Meanwhile, recent Town triallist Kynan Isaac – a 20-year-old left-winger from non-league club Banbury United – will not be offered a permanent deal with the club.

Banbury manager Ed Stein said: “Ipswich have sent him back to us. They are not going to offer him anything, but a number of other clubs, who shall remain nameless, are really interested in his future.

“We’re really pleased to have him back, because he is our spark.”

McCarthy will continue his search for some pace and creativity, with Harry Forrester (Brentford), Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester) and Mark Yeates (Watford) all on a lengthy list of targets.


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    Friday, January 18, 2013

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    Saturday, January 19, 2013

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