Ipswich Town have made a final offer for Luke Garbutt as the former Everton man remains in a tug-of-war between Town and Sunderland.
That is according The Northern Echo, who are reporting both Town and Sunderland have offered terms to the 27-year-old and are expecting a decision to be made soon.
The report suggests the Blues made a final approach to Garbutt’s representatives over the weekend and remain hopeful of concluding a deal for the former loanee.
Sunderland’s interest has gathered pace over the last week, and Phil Parkinson’s side are also confident of concluding a deal for Garbutt.
Speaking in June, Garbutt himself said he would ‘see what Ipswich are saying’ ahead of deciding his future,with Town understandably interested in signing the former Everton loanee after an impressive season last time out.
“We’ll put something together and see what options I do have. I’ll see what clubs are interested, see what Ipswich are saying.” Garbutt said back in June when asked about his future.
“Right now, it’s early days so I don’t really know what my future holds. It’ll be a drawn out process throughout the Summer. Hopefully I can get to a point where I’ve got a decision to make on a number of clubs.
“That’s not to say that I don’t rule out a permanent move to Ipswich if they were to offer me something through the Summer because I really enjoyed my time here. I would never rule that situation out.”
In the same article, Town are also reported to have matched the terms offered by Sunderland to Danny Graham.
The forward, who turns 35 next week, was linked with a move to Town this morning, with Paul Lambert understood to be an admirer of the former Blackburn striker who is now a free agent after being released from Ewood Park last month.