Ipswich boss Paul Hurst has confirmed the club are close to signing Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah on loan.
Hurst, who was announced as Mick McCarthy’s successor at the end of May, was speaking to the media on his side’s first day back at training after the summer break.
Chalobah is the younger brother of Watford’s Nathaniel.
The 18-year-old defender is yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea but was named on the bench for their FA Cup final win over Manchester United in May.
A post on the club’s official Twitter feed said: “Paul Hurst has confirmed that Town are close to signing Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah on loan.”
Ipswich have also confirmed that David McGoldrick has left the club after five years at Portman Road.
The 30-year-old made 24 appearances for Ipswich last season, scoring eight goals.
A club tweet said: “Paul Hurst has also confirmed that David McGoldrick has left the club. We wish David all the very best for the future.”