Magilton rejects transfer talk
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jim Magilton has dismissed reports linking Ipswich with Neil Kilkenny and Will Hoskins.
Jim Magilton has dismissed reports linking Ipswich Town with Neil Kilkenny and Will Hoskins.
The Championship club have been linked with a £300,000 bid for Rotherham hot-shot Hoskins, whilst Birmingham youngster Kilkenny is reportedly a loan target for the Suffolk side.
However Magilton insists he has not made an approach for either player.
"I've heard about the reports that we have contacted Rotherham with a bid for Hoskins but it's nonsense," Magilton told the club's official website.
"He is a player that we are aware of and we have watched him but it's gone no further than that.
"We have certainly not made contact with Rotherham about him.
"It's the same with Kilkenny. There is nothing in the story at all."
In any case, Rotherham chairman Denis Coleman looks determined to hold onto Hoskins after confirming that two sizeable bids have already been turned down.
"We've had two official bids now for Will, both in excess of £500,000, both have been turned down," said Coleman.
However Magilton is keen to strengthen his squad in January and is still hoping to tie up a deal for Cork City star George O'Callaghan who has been training at Portman Road for three months.
"We are speaking to a couple of clubs and it's a case of waiting to see that happens," Magilton added.
"We are keen on George and are speaking to Cork but for the deal to work it will have to be the right one for us."