Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, Blackpool interim manager Terry McPhillips says Curtis Tilt is unlikely to join Ipswich Town as the clubs failed to agree a fee. The Sky Bet Championship side therefore have all but ended their interest in the player that they have chased for several weeks, for now.

It has been a turbulent few days for all at Bloomfield Road after manager Gary Bowyer resigned only one game into the new season. Tilt has been heavily linked with a switch to Ipswich over the entire summer, but McPhillips says Ipswich simply weren’t willing to pay the asking price, and therefore move onto other targets.

It is believed that Ipswich were the only interested party in the highly-regarded player, something which surprised McPhillips,

“The latest I know is that they couldn’t agree a fee.

“That’s all I know, I might get to find out more but I don’t know of any other clubs interested.

“Curtis is a fantastic lad. He’s a terrific pro.

“The lad obviously wants to better himself and play at a higher level, but I can’t speak any higher of Tilty.”

Speaking earlier today, Ipswich boss Hurst all but confirmed that he expects to head into the next transfer window with the current group of players at his disposal. This means no in’s or out’s are anticipated at Portman Road prior to today’s 5pm transfer deadline for permanent transfers. Of course, the loan window is open for a few weeks longer, which is when further developments may occur.

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