Date: 9th June 2011 at 12:47am
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Various reports claim that Ipswich Town have made bids for Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra and Preston North End defender Sean St Ledger.

Both players have been linked on several occasions in the past year or so, with Chopra a target last summer and St Ledger the subject of a failed £1.5 million Blues bid in January. However, manager Paul Jewell looks set to renew efforts to sign the pair this summer as he seeks to build a strong side for next season.

Reports in Wales suggest that Town have offered £1 million for Cardiff frontman Chopra, who was limited to just 9 league goals in an injury-hit 2010/11 campaign. The former Sunderland striker may well be tempted by a move after Cardiff suffered playoff heartbreak for the second successive season, though negotiations for the 27-year-old could potentially be held up until the Bluebirds appoint a new manager following the sacking of Dave Jones in May.

Meanwhile Ipswich are also said to have made another bid for Republic of Ireland international St Ledger, though a figure has not yet been revealed. Jewell is known to be looking for a replacement for departed central defender Gareth McAuley with Ivar Ingimarsson and Nyron Nosworthy both linked in the past week, and a renewed move for St Ledger would be no surprise. The relegation of Preston into League One could well play a part, with the 26-year-old likely to be one of a number of players leaving Deepdale this summer as well as midfielder Keith Treacy, whom Town are also understood to be targeting.

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