Ipswich Town deny making Edu offer

Ipswich Town deny making Edu offer

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Ipswich Town deny making Edu offer

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Maurice Edu's transfer saga has taken a bit of an odd turn.

Two days after Rangers manager Ally McCoist claimed that League Championship side Ipswich Town had made an offer for the U.S. international, the club's manager, Paul Jewell, denied that his club had done such a thing

"I don't know what the story is with Maurice Edu," Jewell told the BBC. "It's been reported that we've made him an offer – that isn't true. There's speculation linking us with a number of players. I'm not prepared to talk about speculation, but we are in the market for players, and we know we have to improve."

Based on the comments made by a rather candid McCoist this week, it appeared that the two transfer options for Edu ahead of the summer transfer deadline were Ipswich Town, who are off to a 1-0-1 start in league play, and Stoke City, where playing time might be hard to come by but is a Premier League side where he would be teammates with Geoff Cameron.

If Ipswich are truly out of the running, then that leaves a little more than a week for something to materialize with Stoke or a late suitor for Edu, who has made it clear that he wishes to leave the fourth-tier Scottish club prior to the close of the summer transfer window.

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