EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Queens Park Rangers have had a third bid for Alan Judge rejected by Ipswich Town, Football Insider can reveal.
New QPR boss Mark Warburton has made the playmaker one of his top summer targets as he looks to reshape his squad at Loftus Road.
A QPR source has told Football Insider the club have returned to the negotiating table after having two bids rejected by Ipswich for Judge, but have once again been knocked back despite upping their offer to £600,000.
Rangers have no plans to submit another bid for the Republic of Ireland international, with the source explaining their pursuit of the player is now over.
Ipswich manager Paul Lambert is desperate to keep hold of Judge as he looks to mount a bid for promotion back to the Championship next season.
The Scot has warned QPR that Judge is not for sale before next month’s transfer deadline even though the ex-Brentford star is keen to be reunited with his former manager Mark Warburton.
However, Ipswich have informed him Judge he will staying at Portman Road.
In other Ipswich Town news, it can be REVEALED that the club have agreed to sign an exciting attacking player as he heads in for medical.