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Ipswich remain serious Windass contenders as talks progress ahead of deadline day

PUBLISHED: 18:38 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:38 08 August 2018

Rangers' Josh Windass has been linked with Ipswich Town. Picture: PA

Rangers' Josh Windass has been linked with Ipswich Town. Picture: PA

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Ipswich Town remain serious contenders to land Rangers forward Josh Windass, we understand.

The Blues’ interest in the 24-year-old, son of former Middlesbrough and Hull striker Dean, emerged on Monday night and discussions continue between the two clubs. The potential fee is thought to be somewhere north of £1.5million, with the two clubs thought to be nearing an agreement.

With the window for permanent transfers closing at 5pm tomorrow, time is running out to get the deal done, although Windass could undergo his medical in Glasgow rather than travel to Suffolk should the move progress to that stage. Rangers are in Europa League action tomorrow night, which is also thought to be a factor.

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Windass, who scored 18 goals for the Ibrox club last season, played in a wide left role for Rangers at Aberdeen on Sunday, winning the visitors’ penalty in a 1-1 draw.

Windass is the son of former Hull, Middlesbrough and Bradford striker Dean. Picture: PAWindass is the son of former Hull, Middlesbrough and Bradford striker Dean. Picture: PA

Though manager Steven Gerrard has praised the forward during pre-season, there is a sense Windass is keen to test himself at Championship level to further his career.

It remains unclear whether a move for Windass is dependent on a potential departure of Joe Garner, with Bolton, Millwall and Sheffield United all known to be interested. Bolton’s interest is thought to have cooled slightly.

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Ipswich will complete the signing of Accrington Stanley striker Kayden Jackson tomorrow morning, with a deal starting at £1.6million and potentially rising to around £2million.

The deal for Jackson comes following Martyn Waghorn’s departure to Derby for an initial £5million, while Joe Garner has been monitored by Bolton, Millwall and Sheffield United this summer.

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