Football - Championship

Ipswich accept £13m Wickham bid

Sunderland have had a £13 million bid for England U21 striker Connor Wickham accepted, according to reports.

Ipswich accept Wickham bid - Football - ChampionshipPA Sport

The 18-year-old forward - a long-standing transfer target for Liverpool - is now scheduled to open talks with Black Cats manager Steve Bruce and owner Niall Quinn over a move to the Stadium of Light.

Wickham has scored 15 goals since opening his Ipswich account in August 2009, having made his debut as a 16-year-old at the back end of the previous season.

The 6' 3" attacker is believed to be favouring a move to Anfield, where England U21 colleague Jordan Henderson moved this summer from Sunderland for £20m.

However, until the Reds match Sunderland's bid, Ipswich will let discussions take place with the Wearsiders.

The news will come as a double blow for Liverpool, who had hoped Sunderland would sign their striker David N'Gog, who has been deemed surplus to requirements and was originally mooted as a makeweight in the Henderson.

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