Bournemouth have had a £2m bid for Kayden Jackson rejected by Ipswich Town, Football Insider can reveal.
The Cherries have set their sights on the 26-year-old striker as a potential Callum Wilson replacement.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Ipswich have knocked back Bournemouth’s offer as they hold out for a higher fee.
This site revealed in July that Jackson has turned down a new Portman Road deal ahead of his contract expiring next summer.
This has attracted interest from multiple Championship big hitters, including Stoke City and Birmingham as well as newly-promoted second-tier outfit Coventry City.
Bournemouth are cash-rich following the sale of Wilson, who joined Newcastle United yesterday for a fee of around £20m.
Jackson was one of Paul Lambert’s standout performers last season, with 11 goals and seven assists in 32 League One matches.
His form, which helped Ipswich to a 10th-placed finish, has attracted the attention of teams who believe that the former Accrington Stanley hitman can make the step up.
This was a far cry from his form for the Tractor Boys during the 2018-19 campaign, 14 of which came among the starting XI, when he scored just three goals as the club were relegated.
Jackson arrived at Ipswich in a reported £1million move back in 2018 and signed a three-year deal with an additional one-year clause the club can trigger.
His move to Ipswich came after he fired Accrington Stanley to the League Two title with 16 goals.