Ipswich remain interested in Blackburn’s Joe Nuttall and could make a move for him according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
Blackpool have registered their interest in the forward in recent days and therefore there could be a tussle between the two clubs to land his signature.
Nuttall only played 15 times for Blackburn last season and will likely be keen to move on in search of first-team football as a result.
Nixon adds that Ipswich’s interest in Nuttall has in part been generated by the fact that the deal to take Tom Elliot to Portman Road has been delayed by the player, which raises questions over his willingness to play for the Tractor Boys.
Elliot featured 33 times for Millwall last season but made only 16 starts, and at 28 he is six years Nuttall’s senior, so if Paul Lambert is interested in long-term value then the Rovers man may be the better option.
Ipswich are right not to wait around on the decision of a possible signing. There is not much time remaining in the transfer window and they need to bring in players who believe in the club and its ability to win promotion.
Nuttall looks like the better option too. He only scored one less goal than Elliott last season despite appearing in nearly half the games, and he also offers long-term value.
The most important thing Lambert must consider is how either player will partner James Norwood. He is central to Ipswich’s chances of success and he has the ability to score the goals to take Ipswich to the Championship – but his striker partner could be crucial to that.