Ipswich move unlikely for Newcastle's Ameobi

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi's proposed transfer to Ipswich could fall through as he waits for a Premier League lifeline.

It is understood the Suffolk club are ready to look elsewhere after waiting in vain for an answer over the £3.5million package they have agreed with the Magpies to take the 26-year-old to Portman Road.

Ameobi has already rejected a £4million move to promoted Stoke, where he spent part of last season on loan after failing to force his way into Kevin Keegan's plans.