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Former Ipswich Town loanee Tunnicliffe linked with return

Ryan Tunnicliffe enjoyed a productive loan spell with Ipswich Town last season. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town are reportedly hoping to re-sign former loanee Ryan Tunnicliffe before the transfer deadline.

The former Manchester United man enjoyed a productive loan spell with Town last season, before he was sold to Fulham in the January transfer window.

However, the 21-year-old failed to make an impact at Craven Cottage and Fulham manager Felix Magath could allow him out on loan.

Ipswich would face competition from Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers to land Tunnicliffe.

Northampton Town striker Nicholls heads to Exeter City on loan

Alex Nicholls in action for Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town striker Alex Nicholls has joined League Two strugglers Exeter City on a month's loan.

The 26-year-old has missed the last 22 months after suffering a horrific double leg break, and will hope to get first team football in Devon.

Nicholls signed a new contract with the Cobblers this summer.

"Alex has done wonderfully well to get back to where he is now.

The next stage for him is to be playing regular first team football and this move will give him the opportunity to do that.

Playing regularly will help him, we will monitor his progress closely and we wish him every success in the next few weeks."

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager


Leicester City drop McGoldrick interest after failing to meet Ipswich's valuation

David McGoldrick looks set to stay at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town could now be set to keep star striker David McGoldrick after Premier League club Leicester City refused to meet the club's valuation.

Manager Mick McCarthy confirmed over the weekend that a bid had been submitted by the Foxes, but they appear to have now dropped their interest.

It's understood that Town were asking for a fee in the region of £8million for McGoldrick, who scored 16 goals in The Championship last season.

However, Crystal Palace are also reportedly interested in signing the former Nottingham Forest man, although they could move for Leicester's Chris Wood instead.

Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling: "Joe Dunne has done a remarkable job"

Joe Dunne has left Colchester United. Credit: PA

Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling has paid tribute to former manager Joe Dunne, after the U's parted company with him this morning.

Dunne left his position by mutual consent earlier today following a two-year spell in charge of the club.

Colchester have endured a tough start to the League One season, picking up only one point from their opening five games.

"Joe has done a remarkable job as manager for Colchester United over the past two seasons and he has been a remarkable servant for the club for many years.

He is a Colchester United legend and I am grateful for the way he kept our club in League One during these challenging times.

I wish him all of the very best for the future."

– Robbie Cowling, Colchester United Chairman

Norwich City close in on Thompson and Miquel deals

Louis Thompson could be joining Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City could be set to sign promising Swindon Town midfielder Louis Thompson, according to reports.

It's thought that the Canaries are prepared to pay £600,000 to land the 19-year-old, although that fee could rise to £1.3million.

Norwich would then loan him back to the League One side for the season.

Thompson had attracted interest from a number of Championship clubs, but Norwich appear to have won the race for his signature.

Ignasi Miquel is thought to have passed a medical at Norwich City. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Neil Adams could also add to his defensive options with Arsenal centre back Ignasi Miquel closing in on a £1.5million move.

The Spaniard is surplus to requirements at Arsenal, and is understood to have passed a medical in Norwich this morning.

21-year-old Miquel spent time on loan at Leicester City last season, helping the Foxes to gain promotion to the Premier League.


Peterborough United land Gateshead star Maddison

Marcus Maddison is booked in last season's Conference play-off final against Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have completed the signing of Gateshead forward Marcus Maddison.

The 20-year-old has made a big impression since joining Gateshead following his release from Premier League giants Newcastle United.

Maddison has agreed a four-year contract with Posh.

"He is a really good player and I really like him. He is a good age, 20-years-old, fits the bill in terms of what we are after.

He is a player that has had a go at the big time, didn't quite work out as he had hoped but he has gone into the non-league and is on his way back up again."

– Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United manager

Meanwhile, Posh goalkeeper Joe Day has joined Newport County on a one-month loan deal.

Norwich City sign £1m Falkirk youngster McGrandles and close in on Odjidja-Ofoe

Conor McGrandles in action for Falkirk. Credit: PA

Norwich City have signed highly-rated Falkirk midfielder Conor McGrandles for an undisclosed fee.

The exact cost of the transfer hasn't been revealed by either club, but it's thought that the Canaries have paid in excess of £1million to land the 18-year-old.

Norwich made the decision to move for McGrandles following a recommendation from current Norwich assistant manager Gary Holt, who left Falkirk this summer.

The Bairns have described it as a record sale for them, with McGrandles signing a three-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, at Carrow Road.

"It feels brilliant to be here, a dream come true really. I never expected it to happen so quick, but I'm just really delighted to be here.

I know Gary Holt through our time at Falkirk and he was a big factor in me coming here. He told me all about the place and sold it really well."

– Conor McGrandles, Norwich City
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe could join Norwich City today. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich could be set to announce another new signing today with the club thought to be closing in on Club Brugge midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

It's understood that the Belgian has now penned a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed a fee of between €4million and €5million.

That fee would rise again if the Canaries gained promotion to the Premier League.

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