Ipswich Town are closing in on the signing of Everton defender Luke Garbutt.

The Tractor Boys have been in the hunt for a replacement for Jonas Knudsen and are set to turn to the 26-year-old, according to a report by TWTD.

Portman Road on 27 September 2016.

Ipswich have so far brought in goalkeeper Tomas Holy and striker James Norwood from Gillingham and Tranmere Rovers respectively so far in this transfer ahead of their upcoming League One campaign.

Garbutt, who is a former England Under-21 international, is now in their sights as Paul Lambert looks to add the finishing touches to his squad.

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The Harrogate-born defender started his career at Leeds United but was snapped up by Everton as a youngster in 2009.

He made his first team debut for the Toffees in a League Cup tie against Leyton Orient in August 2012 and has since played 11 more times for the Merseyside club.

Garbutt has spent the majority of his career out on loan from Goodison Park with spells at Cheltenham Town, Colchester United, Fulham, Wigan Athletic and Oxford United.

He impressed last season for Karl Robinson’s U’s and is set to be playing in League One once again in the next campaign with the Tractor Boys.

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Ipswich have been out in Germany for pre-season as they prepare for life in the third tier with promotion on their radar next season.

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