Roy Keane lining up £3m bid to take Cardiff striker Michael Chopra to Ipswich

20 April 2010 02:27
Wanted man: Chopra has impressed Keane

Ipswich boss Roy Keane is planning a £3million summer bid for Cardiff striker Michael Chopra - as long as the Welshmen are not promoted to the Premier League.

Keane has consistently bemoaned the Tractor Boys' lack of goals in a season when their top scorer is skipper Jon Walters with a paltry seven.

A long-term admirer of Chopra, the Keane admitted: 'In that situation you're never going to be a top-six side.'

Keane knows Chopra well, having paid Cardiff £5m to sign him in 2007 for Sunderland, where he netted eight times from 22 starts.

Last summer, after Chopra returned to the Bluebirds in a £3m deal, Keane admitted he had wanted to sign him.

Now, if hard-up Cardiff fail to win promotion and have to cash in on Chopra, the Ipswich boss will be waiting to pounce. 

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Source: Daily_Mail