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Fulham Lock horn with Ipswich for the signature of Arsenal Academy product



Fulham and Ipswich Town are allegedly interested in signing Coventry City midfielder Ben Sheaf this summer.

Sheaf began his career in Arsenal’s development system before going on three loan spells, the most recent of which was with Coventry City in 2020-21.

Sheaf, who joined Coventry on a permanent basis in 2021, has since established himself as a prominent player in Mark Robins’ squad.

Sheaf helped the Sky Blues get to the 2022-23 Championship playoff finals before taking part in the club’s latest FA Cup run.

In fact, the 26-year-old carried the captain’s armband as Coventry rallied from three goals down in last month’s semi-final, only to lose on penalties.

Sheaf targeting Premier League move

Sheaf is currently under contract with the Sky Blues until the summer of 2026, having signed a new deal in March 2023.

However, with Coventry certain to spend another season in the Championship, Sheaf is expected to consider a move to the Premier League.

According to The Sun, Fulham and Ipswich Town are among the clubs expressing interest ahead of the summer transfer season.

According to the source, Sheaf’s possible suitors will have to pay a sum of around £10 million to take him away from the Sky Blues.

Fulham set to battle newly-promoted Ipswich

Fulham and Ipswich are vying for Sheaf’s signature as they seek to improve their respective teams ahead of the 2024-25 Premier League campaign.

The Cottagers appear eager to sign a new midfielder, as the future of Portugal international Joao Palhinha remains unknown.

Ipswich are already making arrangements for the Premier League after securing promotion with a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Kieran McKenna’s team appears to have recognized Sheaf as a player capable of helping them challenge in the top division next season.

Meanwhile, Luton Town could continue their chase of Sheaf after failing to sign the Coventry player in January.

However, their chances of signing the midfielder may be dependent on their progress in their fight to stay in the Premier League.


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