Ipswich play down Reds’ Wickham bid

May 30, 2010 - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - epa02180468 Players of the English Soccer Under-17 team celebrate after winning the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Final soccer match between Spain and England at the Rheinpark-Stadion in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 30 May 2010.

Ipswich Town have revealed that they have not received any offers for young striker Connor Wickham.

The highly-rated 17-year-old has been linked with a move to several big Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Tottenham.

This week the Reds were the subject of reports suggesting Roy Hodgson was tabling a £10million bid to bring prise Wickham from Portman Road.

But Ipswich Town chief executive Simon Clegg told the club’s official web site, “The strategy we have here is that if we get an offer in excess of the value we put on a player then it would be stupid of us not to consider such offers.

“But there are no offers on the table for Connor at this moment in time.”

Wickham won his first England Under-21 cap last month when he came on as a second half substitute in a 2-0 defeat to Germany U-21s.

Wickham also scored the England Under-17’s winning goal in the final of the U-17 European Championships against Spain in Liechtenstein in May this year.