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Ipswich Town midfielder Flynn Downes is reportedly closing in on a move to Championship side AFC Bournemouth




While the incomings at Ipswich Town continued yesterday with the arrival of Joe Pigott, the club is also still working through potential player departures.

The latest to be linked with an exit is Flynn Downes, who is said to be nearing a move to Championship outfit AFC Bournemouth.

According to the East Anglian Daily Times, the midfielder is a top target of recently-appointed Cherries manager Scott Parker.

Flynn Downes is said to be close to linking up with AFC Bournemouth. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Flynn Downes is said to be close to linking up with AFC Bournemouth. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Downes is currently training with Ipswich's under-23s squad, having told manager Paul Cook that he is keen to seek a new challenge.

The former England youth international was the subject of a couple of bids from Premier League side Crystal Palace last summer, but Ipswich held firm on both occasions.

However, it now appears that the club is open to selling a player who has risen through the ranks at Portman Road since joining at the age of seven.

Downes, who had a loan spell at Luton Town in 2018, still has two years remaining on his contract at Ipswich.

Meanwhile, Ipswich's pre-season campaign continues this evening with a visit to local non-league side Bury Town (7.30pm) – follow @russclaydon on Twitter for updates.

The game comes hot on the heels of Saturday's 1-0 victory at Dartford courtesy of youngster Tawanda Chierwa's goal.

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