Ipswich Town striker Jon Stead has rejected a move to Premiership Blackpool.

The Daily Mail says the newly-promoted Tangerines have refused to match the £12,000-a-week wages that Stead is on at Portman Road.

Earlier in the week Stead, a former England Under 21 cap who has top-flight experience with Blackburn, Sunderland and Sheffield United, rejected a move to Bristol City, again for financial reasons.

Unless he receives an acceptable offer Stead is prepared to sit tight until his contract expires at the end of the season.

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