League One latest: Portsmouth rivals Ipswich not pursuing deals for international duo as Sunderland weigh up move for Scotland and Motherwell ace

Check out the latest developments in League One as Pompey’s key promotion rivals continue their transfer business ahead of next week’s opening day of the season.

By Mark McMahon
Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 6:00 pm

Here’s the news that has caught our eye over the past 24 hours…

Ipswich are not interested in Rangers winger Jordan Jones, despite being heavily linked with the Northern Ireland international in today’s media.

Instead, the Tractor Boys remain keen on former loanee Bersant Celina, who is currently at Dijon.

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Wigan Athletic and former club Sunderland have also been mentioned as potential suitors for Jones this summer (East Anglian Daily Times).

Meanwhile, Ipswich boss Paul Cook is also unlikely to make a move for former Everton, Sheffield United and England central-defender Phil Jagielka despite being keen on strengthening the centre of his defence. The 38-year-old is currently training with Derby County (East Anglian Daily Times).

Sunderland poised to make a move for Scotland international and Motherwell defender Stephen O’Donnell.

Despite being one of the Tartan Army’s standout performers at this summer’s European Championships, the Black Cats believe they can land the former Luton and Kilmarnock ace for less than £500,000 (Football League World).

Rangers winger Jordan Jones. Picture: Lewis Storey/Getty Images

Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of former Manchester United youngster Aidan Barlow on a one-year deal.

The 21-year-old joins the Keepmoat outfit after impressing on trial, scoring five goals in three outings (Various).

Shrewsbury have completed the permanent signing of Bristol City full-back George Nurse.

The former Walsall loanee has signed a two-year deal at Montgomery Waters Meadow (Various).