Ipswich boss Paul Lambert says no offers made for Jonas Knudsen

Jonas Knudsen of Ipswich Town and Caolan Lavery of Sheffield United compete for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Ipswich Town and Sheffield United at Portman...

Ipswich Town’s Jonas Knudsen could leave the club in the near future.

Paul Lambert manager of Ipswich Town looks on during the Sky Bet Championship between Stoke City and Ipswich Town at Bet365 Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he hasn’t received any offers for left-back Jonas Knudsen despite the player previously attracted heavy interest from Championship rivals, the East Anglian Daily Times report.

“Someone has to come in for you and I’ve not heard anything at all,” Lambert responded when asked by reporters for the East Anglian DailyTimes whether Jonas Knudsen will leave this month.

“I have good dialogue with Jonas – that’s no problem at all. He has said he wants to keep a good eye on something which I can’t stop because it (the contract situation) was before my time.”

 

The same East Anglian Daily Times report claims fellow Championship clubs Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Bristol City were all keen on the left-back last summer following his decent displays for Denmark at the World Cup.

But Knudsen has struggled in an Ipswich shirt this season, being a part of a defence which has conceded more league goals, 46 in 27 games, than any other club in the Championship.

Knudsen, moreover, has recently lost his place in the starting line-up with Paul Lambert bringing in Callum Elder on loan from Leicester City.

Jonas Knudsen of Ipswich Town and George Thorne of Derby County confront each other during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Ipswich Town at iPro Stadium on November...

The 26-year-old is out of contract in the summer and seemingly keeping his options open. Clubs can either sign him on a pre-contract agreement now or try to bring him in this month on the cheap.

But according to Lambert, Ipswich haven’t received any offers for him and perhaps his struggles this season have put other Championship clubs off from making a move.

Jonas Knudsen of Ipswich Town during the Pre Season Friendly between Milton Keynes Dons and Ipswich Town at StadiumMK on July 24, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England.

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