Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans in talks over US takeover

League One Ipswich Town are rumoured to be in discussions with a US-based group over the sale of the club.

A US-based group of investors are said to be looking at purchasing the East Anglian club from Ipswich Chairman Marcus Evans, for £17.5 million.

The takeover is reportedly, being headed up by Los Angeles businessman Brett Johnson. He has current involvement in football as co-chairman of USL Championship side Phoenix Rising.

If the takeover is completed, Mr Johnson’s group would look to dispense with under fire Ipswich boss Paul Lambert and recruit former Wigan Athletic Manager Paul Cook as well as Bristol City Chief Executive Mark Ashton to the football club.

A spokesman for Ipswich Town has responded to reports, claiming Town chairman Evans, “is not actively looking to sell the club.”

“Marcus Evans reiterates that he is not actively looking to sell the club and remains fully focused on taking Ipswich Town back to the Championship.” Said the club spokesperson.

“However, as he has also stated in the past, he would speak to interested parties if they can prove themselves to be credible buyers that would provide sustainable, long-term investment.”

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