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Ipswich Town To Renew Chopra Interest

Ipswich Town To Renew Chopra Interest

Ipswich Town are understood to be preparing a renewed bid to sign £4.5m rated striker Michael Chopra from Cardiff City, after previously failing with a £3.8m bid for the proven Championship goalscorer.

Ipswich saw their intitial bid for Chopra rejected, and the Bluebirds immediately slapped a £4.5m price tag on Chopra, insisting than at least £4m was to be paid up-front. We have rarely been so forceful in the transfer market and the new regime appear keen to stick to their plans.

However, Roy Keane looks set to miss out on another former player he signed at Sunderland with Daryl Murphy likely to join Celtic. The will almost certainly mean he will re-double his efforts to land Chopra and bolster his weak frontline. Keane had an emergency meeting to clarify his own future recently, and has been assured his job is safe and he will be given funds to transform Ipswich into genuine play-off contenders.

Many are divided over any potential sale of a natural finisher and someone we know will get 15+ goals in a season if fit. We originally sold Chops for £5m, only to re-sign for a fee closer to £3m last summer after a successful loan spell. He has had a number of personal problems, related to his break-up with heather Swan, and various reports of alcohol and gambling problems. When he is on his game, Chops is fantastic and was our best player by a country mile at Wembley.

Would Chopra want to move to Ipswich? Cardiff City could realistically claim to have a better chance of promotion, while the Tractor Boys are unable to improve on the financial deal we pay him. Roy Keane seems the most powerful lure for Chopra - the pair were close while at Sunderland and Keane was influential in Chopra's rehabilitation, but his close friends in South Wales (in particular Steve McPhail) would leave him a difficult choice to make.

Ipswich Town are thought to be considering a £4m offer, but that still falls short of our estimation - at that price, I'd much ratehr see Chopra in Cardiff City colours next year...




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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday June 14 2010
Time: 2:20PM

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agree totally chops would be mad to leave city for town when he won't A) get more money B) have less chance of playing in prem and C) why would we sell him for £4m????? hes a 15 goal plus striker who else can we get for £4m............ selling chops would once again be a backward move for the club!!!!! only reason to sell would be to cover costs next year which would suggest malaysians not interested in fully taking over city in the future!!!!
smakerzthebluebird
14/06/2010 18:43:00
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we will learn an importnat lesson if Ipswich do come back in with an improved bid - come on TG.........REJECT !!
bluebirdshroom
14/06/2010 21:10:00
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