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EXCLUSIVE: Ipswich on the verge of impressive Middlesbrough capture

Ipswich Town appear to have pulled off an impressive coup after winning the race for a Middlesbrough star, TEAMalk can exclusively reveal.

The Tractor Boys are understood to be on the verge of signing Middlesbrough left back Hayden Coulson. The 23-year-old is a graduate of Boro’s famed youth academy and made his league debut for the club in 2019.

Coulson was handed a new deal late in 2019, but he is not in the long-term plans of Neil Warnock, who is looking to move him on.

Instead, Warnock has his own grand ideas of how Middlesbrough can make a splash in the summer window.

In another exclusive, we recently revealed the veteran firebrand is in talks over a remarkable triple reunion of players he has formerly managed at Cardiff.

A host of clubs have shown an interest in in Coulson, who can play anywhere down the left.

But it is believed Ipswich are in pole position to secure his signature.


Third exclusive reveals Charlton transfer

Meanwhile, Charlton Athletic have won the race to sign Sean Clare from Oxford United, TEAMtalk understands.

The 24-year-old joined Oxford in 2020 after a hugely successful spell in Scotland with Hearts. However, Karl Robinson tried to switch him to right-back away from his natural midfield berth.

After making 20 appearances for Oxford, Clare spent the second half of the 2020-21 season on loan at League One outfit Burton Albion. He will now make the switch to another club in the third tier.

Charlton boss Nigel Adkins made Clare one of his priority signings this summer. He has now won the race to land him.

We understand Portsmouth, Ipswich and Sunderland all made contact with Oxford about Clare, but Charlton managed to get the deal over the line.

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