Date: 28th January 2011 at 1:22pm
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Ipswich Town look set to miss out on transfer target Charlie Austin with the Swindon Town striker reportedly agreeing a deal with Burnley.

Yesterday Town had emerged as late favourites for the signature of Austin, who is currently Swindon’s top scorer this season with 17 goals in all competitions. The 21-year-old spent much of Thursday at Portman Road discussing a potential contract, but despite the two clubs agreeing a fee between £1.5 million and £2 million, Town appear to have been unable to agree terms with the player.

Worse still, Swindon are thought to have accepted a bid from Championship rivals Burnley this morning, and Austin appears to have had greater success in agreeing terms at Turf Moor, with the striker reported to have agreed a deal subject to a medical.

The news will come as a major blow to Ipswich fans, who will no doubt feel frustrated by another missed target having hoped that the club could seal a deal for a striker that might have solved Town’s goalscoring problems. Meanwhile the Blues could yet lose striker Jason Scotland to his former club Swansea City – Swans manager Brendan Rodgers denied having made any approach for the player, but he has reportedly expressed an interest in taking the 31-year-old to the Liberty Stadium on loan.



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