Ipswich agree Wallace fee

Jewell hoping to win chase to sign Falkirk defender

Paul Jewell: Ipswich boss hopes to sign Murray Wallace after agreeing fee for the Falkirk defender

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Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell is hoping to win the chase to sign Murray Wallace after agreeing a fee for the Falkirk defender.

Wallace is reportedly a target for a number of clubs, with Jewell claiming Championship rivals Brighton & Hove Albion are among the teams interested in the 19-year-old.

Town are eager to bring Wallace to Portman Road and are set to hold talks with the youngster following Falkirk's Scottish League Cup semi-final against Celtic on Sunday.

"We have had a bid accepted by Falkirk for the lad," Jewell told the club's official website.

"I spoke to Stephen Pressley [Falkirk boss] yesterday and he's a lad that we have been watching for a while.

"We face a lot of competition for him. I know Brighton are keen and there are two or three other clubs as well.

"He's got a big game for Falkirk against Celtic on Sunday and then he will be coming down to see us.

"There is a long way to go yet but we are in there fighting."