It has been widely reported that Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski was poised to make a return to the Championship with Millwall this summer. However, it has been revealed that the deal has fallen through.

The East Anglian Daily Times has reported that Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski will not be making a move to Championship side Millwall this summer, after his medical with the club brought up an issue regarding an old keen injury, leading to a disagreement between the two clubs when Millwall “tried to renegotiate” the deal.

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The two clubs came to an agreement over a deal which would see Bialkowski make a move to The Den this summer. The fee was reportedly around £900,000 but he has now reported back to the Tractor Boys’ pre-season training.

With Tomas Holy joined Ipswich Town, Bialkowski has already been replaced with a return to the Championship highly likely. But now it seems unlikely he will be making the to move to the second-tier with Millwall. Speaking upon the breakdown of the deal, Millwall boss Neil Harris said:

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“We agreed a substantial fee with Ipswich for Bart. He was in my office, paperwork was signed and agreed, terms were agreed with the player.

“He’s a fantastic character, real nice lad. Everything was okay with Ipswich, but there was a complication with the medical, which has led to complications with the deal.

“As we stand at the moment the deal is off.”

Harris’ words hint that the club could look to return for a move for the Poland goalkeeper later in the window. But, it would be expected that the two parties would have to renegotiate terms if a deal were to be revived.


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