Ipswich Town are hoping to seal a deal for Rudy Gestede in January, as Paul Lambert looks to bring in quality to keep the Tractor Boys up.
A hard-fought victory over Wigan last time out has at least provided some hope around Portman Road heading into the New Year, although they remain five points adrift at the bottom.
Therefore, January will be crucial and the Telegraph report that Middlesbrough’s Gestede is someone Lambert has identified to bring in.
The target man has struggled with injuries and form in the north east and could be allowed to leave as he seeks regular football.
However, he may take a lot of convincing to head to Suffolk given Ipswich’s awful position.
So, we look at THREE Championship rivals who would be more appealing to the 30-year-old, and who could do with the qualities he has…