NIGEL CLOUGH has rejected a surprise £1.2million bid from Burnley for defender Jason Shackell, 28.

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Derby boss Clough said: “We don’t have to sell, but if we do, it will be to strengthen the team.”

CARDIFF and Ipswich have both held talks with former England Under-21 keeper Joe Lewis.

Lewis, 24, is a free agent after turning down a new deal at Peterborough, who he joined in 2008.

MIDDLESBROUGH are poised to raid Portsmouth for Luke Varney.

The striker, 29, is priced at a bargain £375,00 as administrators battle to keep debt-ridden Pompey in business.

SWANSEA’S Angel Rangel could soon be at the centre of a tug-of-war between England and Wales.

The Spanish-born full-back, 29, can apply for British citizenship this year and admitted he is open to a Three Lions call-up — but Welsh boss Chris Coleman is also keen on him.

MILLWALL’S Hamer Bouazza will quit The Den after a fallout with boss Kenny Jackett.

The Algeria wing whizz, 27, said: “I would love to stay in England, but not with Millwall.”

ANTHONY GERRARD is a £350,000 target for both Leicester and Ipswich.

The Cardiff centre-back, 26, cousin of Liverpool’s Steven, will be allowed to leave after falling out of favour with boss Malky Mackay.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY are poised to snap up Caolan Lavery.

The Northern Ireland Under-21 striker, 19, has been without a club since snubbing Ipswich last October.