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Ipswich Town reportedly on the verge of signing former Manchester City winger Bersant Celina and Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton

Ipswich Town are reportedly closing in on two new signings, which will take the tally of summer arrivals to 18.

Having looked like a deal to bring him back to Portman Road had fallen through a few weeks ago, Bersant Celina is now reportedly closing in on a loan return.

The former Manchester City winger, who is currently on the books of French second division outfit Dijon, is believed to have been tracked by Town boss Paul Cook all summer.

However, the 24-year-old was diagnosed with the heart infection pericarditis – having earlier contracted Covid-19 – last month, which had seemingly put an end to any potential move.

But he was given the all clear by doctors to return to football a fortnight ago and according to TWTD and the East Anglian Daily Times, Celina is set to rejoin Ipswich for the season, having previously spent the 2017/18 campaign with the Tractor Boys.

The Kosovo international became a favourite of the supporters during that stint, scoring eight times from his 26 appearances.

Meanwhile, Football Insider has reported that Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton is travelling to Suffolk to undergo a medical.

Speculation revealed yesterday that Ipswich were in the running to sign the former England Under-21 international alongside Championship rivals Derby County and Nottingham Forest.

And the same publication has now stated that Ipswich have won the race for 25-year-old's signature.

Ipswich have until 11pm tomorrow to complete these deals, with the transfer window then shutting until January.

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