Ipswich reignite interest in Sharp

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell has revealed he will make another attempt to sign Doncaster Rover’s Billy Sharp in the January transfer window, having failed to land the striker during the summer.

Sharp, who last weekend scored against the Tractor Boys in an emotional match just days after his young son’s death, is rumoured to be keen on the switch. Jewell is also aware of a minimum fee release clause in Sharp’s contract which if met, would allow the striker to speak to other clubs including the East Anglian side:

“Doncaster will have to accept an offer (in January) because Billy Sharp has got a clause in his contract.

“If a club meets that valuation, they have to give him permission to speak.”

As well as Ipswich, Championship rivals and current table toppers Southampton are also said to harbour an interest in the 25 year old, but Jewell remains hopeful that he will be able to lure him to Portman Road instead:

“There’s obviously been some interest from Southampton, who look as though they’re going to be in the Premiership next season, so we’re going to be battling with that.

“But I know Billy was interested in coming here in the summer so we’ll see what happens.”

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