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Reports: Middlesbrough launch £4 million bid for Ipswich Town's Murphy

Daryl Murphy scored 27 goals last season. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough have reportedly made a £4 million bid for Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy.

The Irishman scored 27 goals last season as Town reached the play-offs.

It's understood that Ipswich will reject the offer because they believe that they can get £5 million for the 32-year-old.

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Other clubs are also thought to be interested in prizing Murphy away from Portman Road.

New Ipswich Town recruit Maitland-Niles ready for Championship challenge

Ainsley Maitland-Niles makes his Premier League debut against Newcastle United. Credit: PA

Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles says that he's ready to play in The Championship after sealing a season-long loan move to Ipswich Town.

The 17-year-old winger will remain at Portman Road for the entirety of next season, with Arsenal not having the option to recall him.

“It’s been a long wait to get the deal done but I’m here now and I’m ready to work.

Arsenal want me to get a bit of experience under my belt and I’m happy to do that. I’m still young and there’s plenty of time for me to develop.

The Championship is a tough league but one I feel ready to perform in. The lads have really made me feel welcome here, they are wonderful.

You can tell there’s a good group here and they’ve helped me settle in really well. I’m ready to work hard in pre-season now and hopefully hit the ground running ahead of the new season.”

– Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Ipswich Town

Arsenal youngster Maitland-Niles heads to Ipswich Town on loan

Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have agreed a deal to sign young Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles on a season-long loan.

The 17-year-old featured for the Gunners in the Champions League and Premier League last season.

Maitland-Niles joins Brett Pitman and Ryan Fraser in making the move to Portman Road.


Ipswich Town vow to reinvest Mings money into playing squad

Tyrone Mings (left) has joined Bournemouth. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town Managing Director Ian Milne says that the money generated from the sale of Tyrone Mings will be reinvested in the playing squad.

Mings completed a move to Premier League newboys AFC Bournemouth last week for a fee reported to be in the region of £8 million.

Now, Town's hierarchy have confirmed that manager Mick McCarthy will be given a large chunk of that money to help strengthen his squad.

"We received a substantial amount of money for Tyrone and having spoken to Marcus (Evans) we both realise that it’s important we reinvest that money back into the team.

It’s a shame to see Tyrone leave but it was a fantastic offer put to us by Bournemouth, especially with Ryan Fraser and Brett Pitman joining us as well, and it’s a great opportunity for Tyrone himself.

Tyrone goes with our best wishes and I’m sure he will do well in the Premier League. Hopefully next season we can join him there.

To do that we realise we need to give Mick as much backing and support as we can and that is why we will continue to invest in the first-team squad and the Mings sale will substantially help in building that investment.”

– Ian Milne, Ipswich Town Managing Director

Mings thanks Ipswich Town after sealing "dream" Bournemouth move

Former Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings has thanked the club for their support after completing his move to Premier League newboys AFC Bournemouth.

The 22-year-old has agreed a four-year contract at The Goldsands Stadium.

Bournemouth players Brett Pitman and Ryan Fraser have headed in the opposite direction, although Pitman's transfer isn't connected to the Mings deal.

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