Ipswich defender Alex Bruce set for Leeds switch after Sheffield United move falls through

By Mel Henderson
Last updated at 2:03 PM on 28th July 2010

Leeds are set to sign Ipswich defender Alex Bruce after the plug was pulled on his transfer to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

Bruce, 25, was all set to join the Blades earlier this week when the move collapsed because the two clubs could not agree how the £200,000 fee should be paid.

Marching on: Alex Bruce is set to sign for Leeds United after his move from Ipswich to Sheffield United fell through

Marching on: Alex Bruce is set to sign for Leeds United after his move from Ipswich to Sheffield United fell through

That alerted Leeds boss Simon Grayson and he quickly agreed a similar fee with the Tractor Boys, rising to £300,000 based on appearances.

The Republic of Ireland international defender, who played 127 games in four years at Portman Road after signing on a free transfer from Birmingham, is set to undergo a medical on Thursday morning and then complete the necessary paperwork.

Caught out: Ipswich may be forced to look for an alternative to top goalkeeper target Marton Fulop

Caught out: Ipswich may be forced to look for an alternative to top goalkeeper target Marton Fulop

Meanwhile, Ipswich may have to turn their search for a goalkeeper elsewhere because a deal for Hungarian international Marton Fulop is close to collapsing.

Sunderland accepted a £750,000 bid from the Tractor Boys but the personal terms on offer are quite a way short of what Fulop wants.

 

 

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