Crystal Palace will continue their chase of Ipswich Town midfielder Flynn Downes despite having two bids rejected.

Palace have been keen to do business this summer after relative inactivity in recent windows, much to the delight of supporters who were concerned at the state of the squad at the end of last season.

Manager Roy Hodgson – who has a year remaining on his Selhurst Park contract – has long outlined his desire for investment in an ageing Palace side.

Roy’s call has been answered so far this summer, with the club moving to bring in QPR’s Eberechi Eze and West Brom full back Nathan Ferguson.

Both players are aged 22 or under, and the Eagles’ blueprint of fresh blood looks set to continue with the ongoing pursuit of 21-year-old Ipswich midfielder Flynn Downes.

The League One side have confirmed they have rejected two bids from Crystal Palace for Downes’ services and say they will continue to do so until their valuation of the player is met.

Ipswich Director of Football Lee O’Neill claims in the East Anglian Daily Times that Downes has been made fully aware that he won’t be leaving Portman Road until an acceptable offer is submitted.

However, this fighting talk from the Tractor Boys is unlikely to deter Crystal Palace, who seem determined to fulfil their summer shopping list.

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