No Jeffers, but Pablo may return

IPSWICH Town's number one transfer target Francis Jeffers is not coming to Portman Road, eveningstar.co.uk can reveal today.The on/off transfer target of the much-prized hitman has been the talking point of the close season with Town fans keen to capture the former Everton and Arsenal star after impressive performances at the end of last season.

IPSWICH Town's number one transfer target Francis Jeffers is not coming to Portman Road, eveningstar.co.uk can reveal today.

The on/off transfer target of the much-prized hitman has been the talking point of the close season with Town fans keen to capture the former Everton and Arsenal star after impressive performances at the end of last season.

However tense and sometimes difficult negotiations between Ipswich Town, the player, his agent and his current club Blackburn Rovers, have come to nothing, we can reveal.

Exasperated town chairman, David Sheepshanks, who told fans he believed Jeffers would be an electrifying addition to the squad, is believed to have baulked at a wage and appearance fee believed to be in the region of £9000-a-week.

Now Town can turn their attention to signing a new strike partner for leading scorer Alan Lee and developments are expected imminently.

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