Date: 15th August 2011 at 11:43am
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There was some ‘confusion’ at the weekend as it was being reported that an offer had been made to Ipswich for a player, most expected Grant Leadbitter, although it was being ‘reported’ a different Ipswich player?

Well, it now appears that the offer was indeed for Leadbitter.

This offer, and it has been confirmed from Ipswich’s end, was rejected…

Paul Jewell has said the offer was turned down immediately, although he does not rule out him leaving before the end of the month as he does not want to see him run down his contract and leave on a free, as others – including one of our summer signings Chuck – have in the not to distant past.

Jewell ‘thinks’ that perhaps Chuck is ‘whispering’ in Leadbitter’s ear to encourage a move to Fratton, Leadbitter himself has said he is happy to sign a new contract at Portman Road though.

I would ‘expect’ this to rumble on for a little longer yet, and this will no doubt do little to help the ‘relationship’ between Cotterill and Jewell…

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