Ipswich Town target Curtis Tilt has handed in a transfer request at League One club Blackpool, according to the Blackpool Gazette.
Blackpool centre-back Curtis Tilt has been the subject of significant interest from Championship club Ipswich Town, and has handed in a transfer request to try and force through a move away from Bloomfield Road.
The defender has been the subject of two bids from Ipswich Town, believed to be between £550,000 and £600,000, but The Tangerines rejected the offers in the hope they could keep Tilt for the new Championship season.
Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer stated that Curtis didn’t have his head tilted by Championship interest a month ago, but it seems Tilt is keen to take advantage of the interest and test himself and the next level.
“This next challenge in terms of dealing with the speculation has not bothered him one bit. He’s been majorly impressive for us.”
“There have been no bids accepted as yet but obviously that’s out of my control and up to other people.”
“All we can do is keep working with him. If he’s with us at the start of the season, then great.”
The 26-year-old has also been the subject of interest from Championship sides QPR, Reading and Scottish side Rangers. Blackpool are demanding seven figures for Tilt in hope to put off suitors. Ipswich owner Marcus Evans is supposedly frustrated with the ongoing saga, and will not pay an excessive amount for a player entering the final 12 months of his contract.