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Ipswich in for Mpenza, says agent

Emile Mpenza
Mpenza wants a move to an ambitious club, says his agent (Getty)

Ipswich Town are one of four English teams interested in signing Manchester City striker Emile Mpenza, according to the player's agent.

The 29-year-old Belgium international has also been linked with moves to Bolton, Reading and Leicester.

Agent Rachid Tajhout told BBC Radio Suffolk: "We have had good discussions with Ipswich and hope to receive an offer in the next week or so."

Tajhout said Mpenza wants a club who can make the top flight and stay there.

Tajhout revealed Ipswich first enquired about taking Mpenza on loan in March, only for the striker to reject the move as he was not fully fit.

Mpenza has made 30 appearances for City, scoring six goals, following his move from Qatar in February 2007.

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