Town see Austin bid accepted

Young hit-man could make Portman Road move

Austin: Could make Ipswich move

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Ipswich Town have had an undisclosed bid accepted by Swindon for highly-rated young striker Charlie Austin.

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Skysports.com reported earlier on Thursday that four clubs, including Town, were battling to secure the 21-year-old's signature.

And it seems Austin, also understood to be wanted by Blackpool, Burnley and Southampton, could be poised to join the Tractor Boys after Swindon manager Danny Wilson confirmed the Robins have accepted an offer for the youngster.

Wilson told the club's official website: "Ipswich have come in with an offer which we've accepted and we've given Charlie permission to go there and talk with them.

"If Charlie does go then we'll wish him all the best because he's exceeded everyone's expectations and has done fantastically well for us."

Austin, who has been a goalscoring revelation since arriving from non-league Poole Town in October 2009, has subsequently spent Thursday in talks with the Championship outfit at Portman Road.

The star striker, who has scored 17 goals in 27 appearances this season, handed in a transfer request earlier this month as he looks to secure a move away from the County Ground.