Ipswich would be prepared to sell Liverpool and Tottenham target Connor Wickham should a substantial offer be made, says Paul Jewell.
The 18-year-old has frequently been linked with a move away from Portman Road after a number of dazzling displays for the Tractor Boys, and was recently rewarded for his performances with the Football League Young Player of the Year trophy.
Recent reports have suggested that Spurs and Liverpool are the frontrunners for the promising striker and it has been claimed that both clubs are considering making their respective moves in the summer.
And, despite stating that Ipswich do not want to sell their prized asset, Jewell admits they may be forced into letting Wickham go if 'silly money' is tabled for the teenager.
"I'm hopeful he will stay but, let's be honest, we are all at the mercy of the big clubs," said the Town boss.
"If Liverpool or Spurs come in with money that is going to help us plough back into the team - silly money if you like - we have to listen to it.
"But if he does go he will not be going on the cheap and we are certainly not actively looking to sell him."
Along with Liverpool and Spurs, it has previously been alleged that Arsenal are chasing Wickham, but his most likely destination now appears to be either Anfield or White Hart Lane.
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