It appears Keith Andrews has snubbed an approach from Leeds United in favour of a move to Ipswich Town – the same destination as former Whites target David Stockdale.

The agent of the Blackburn Rovers midfielder revealed to the Yorkshire Evening Post that “Keith won’t be coming to Leeds” with widespread speculation suggesting Andrews decided Ipswich Town would be the better move.

Simon Grayson has also missed out on another reported target in Jonathan Spector as the United States international signs a two-year deal at Birmingham City.

There have been some reports this week that the Andrews deal had stalled because Blackburn Rovers wanted Leeds United to pay £15k of his £22k per week wages – a figure the Elland Road management were unwilling to meet.

It stands to reason that wages will have been the tipping point in the race to sign Jonathan Spector too with Birmingham City and their parachute payments capable of offering more money than Simon Grayson and his tight-fisted chairman.