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Norwich City's Olsson completes Swansea switch

Martin Olsson has moved to Swansea City. Credit: PA

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has joined Premier League strugglers Swansea City for an undisclosed fee.

The Canaries have made no secret that they will have to sell players this month in order to bring new faces in, and it's believed that Olsson's departure is worth around £4.5 million.

The Swedish international made 129 for Norwich during his four-year stay at Carrow Road, and recently signed a new contract with the club.

Olsson has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Welsh side who are currently bottom of the Premier League, and a point from safety.

Meanwhile, Ipswich Town have signed free agent Jordan Spence on a contract until the end of the season.

He's the second January arrival at Portman Road so far, with Forest Green striker Kieffer Moore joining from Forest Green Rovers over the weekend.

East Anglian derby picked for live TV coverage

The East Anglian derby will be shown on Sky Sports. Credit: PA

The East Anglian derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town has been picked for live TV coverage.

The match at Carrow Road will be shown live on Sky Sports and will now kick-off at midday (12pm) on Sunday February 26.

The meeting between the two clubs at Portman Road earlier this season ended in a 1-1 draw.


Ipswich Town reportedly have £1.5m Hugill bid rejected

Jordan Hugill in action against Ipswich's rivals Norwich City earlier this season. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have had a £1.5 million bid rejected for Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill, according to reports in the North West.

The Blues are on the lookout for extra firepower this month and are believed to have targeted the 24-year-old as a possible solution to their goalscoring problems.

However, it's understood they will have to raise their offer if they're to land Hugill who has scored six goals in The Championship this season.

Preston bought the forward for just £25,000 from League One side Port Vale back in 2014.

Ipswich have also been linked with a loan move for Burnley striker Daniel Agyei.

Tickets for Ipswich's FA Cup replay at Lincoln sell out

Ipswich will visit non-league Lincoln City next week. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town will have to deal with a capacity crowd if they're to avoid an upset in their FA Cup replay at non-league Lincoln City next week.

Imps fans have been queuing outside Sincil Bank all day, and the club's website crashed for a time after so many people tried to get hold of tickets.

Lincoln have confirmed that the match next Tuesday is now a sell-out for home supporters, but some away tickets remain.

The winners of the tie will face Brighton and Hove Albion in round four.

Ipswich Town's Varney joins Burton Albion

Luke Varney is on the move. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town striker Luke Varney has joined fellow Championship side Burton Albion after his contract at Portman Road was cancelled.

The 34-year-old re-signed for Ipswich this summer, after initially being released.

Varney has agreed an 18-month deal at the Pirelli Stadium and could make his debut in the FA Cup at Watford this weekend.

I have finished on a good note at all my clubs but Ipswich will always stay close to my heart.

They looked after me after a serious injury, the fans have been great with me and there's a great group of lads there as well. It was difficult to leave but a new challenge will keep me hungry going forward.

Once I made it aware that I wasn’t going to be staying at Ipswich it was a bit of a risk me playing in the cup for them this weekend, with my contract ending a couple of days later, so I’m thankful to the club and the manager, Mick McCarthy, in letting me come out of it a bit early so I could get this move sorted.

It's a deal that allows me to move back home closer to my family, although I do so with a heavy heart.

I have nothing but good things to say about the club and all the people at Ipswich. I loved my time there and I wish them all the best for the future.

– Luke Varney, Burton Albion


Ipswich Town dealt Williams injury blow

Jonny Williams will be missing for the next three months. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town midfielder Jonny Williams has been ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury.

The 23-year-old, who in on loan from Crystal Palace, landed on his arm during Saturday's win at Wigan.

He had an operation on the problem yesterday and isn't expected to be fit again for at least 12 weeks.

Welsh international Williams has had a number of injury setbacks in his career so far.

Jonny had what is basically a dislocation of his shoulder at Wigan.

There was significant cartilage damage and a small fracture and the shoulder joint was completely unstable.

He had surgery earlier today to stabilise the joint and we are looking at around 12 weeks before he is back playing again, without any setbacks.

– Matt Byard, Ipswich Town physio

Meanwhile, Ipswich have been linked with a loan move for Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom with some reports going as far to suggest that a deal has already been agreed.

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