Town's bid for Ameobi stalls
Jim Magilton says he has not heard 'a dickie bird' about his interest in signing Shola Ameobi.
Last Updated: 14/07/08 12:21pm
Jim Magilton says he has not heard 'a dickie bird' about his interest in bringing Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi to Ipswich Town.
Ipswich are looking to improve their attack and have been linked with a £2.5million bid for Ameobi, who has also been interesting West Brom.
However, Magilton admits there has been no recent contact with the player or Newcastle as he seeks to build a squad capable of achieving promotion to the Premier League.
"We have not heard a dickie bird from him, his agent or Newcastle, so I imagine he has gone back to Newcastle," Magilton told the East Anglian Daily Times.
"I had a conversation with his agent about him as part of the search to bring in the right sort of people who can take us to the next level."
Magilton is also waiting for a response from Rudi Skacel after the Czech Republic international trained with Town last week.
He added: "Rudi has one or two things to weigh up. The last Czech Republic manager made it a policy that he would not play players playing in the second tier of their respective leagues.
"Whoever the new manager is Rudi would like a chat and see how it affects him and if it was a possibility that he could come to us and it not affect his international chances, then we would welcome him."