Ipswich Town are considering making a move for out-of-favour Fulham keeper Antti Niemi.

Blues boss Jim Magilton is seeking a new keeper with a permanent deal for Stephen Bywater on the back burner and it appears Thomas Sorensen has slipped off the radar.

While no offer has yet been made for the Finn, who turned 36 last weekend, it is understood the Blues are showing an interest and Niemi fits the bill for the type of experienced keeper they require.

Blues chief executive Derek Bowden last night said: “We have made no firm decisions yet on goalkeepers. It is still very open.”

The former Copenhagen, Rangers, Hearts, and Southampton stopper, won 67 caps for Finland and played 22 Premier League games for the Cottagers last season before Kasey Keller took his place in March.

Manager Roy Hodgson has recently added Mark Schwarzer to his squad leaving Niemi to search for a new club.

Until Magilton has decided on whom his keepers will be, the Blues will not firm up the appointment of a goalkeeping coach in the wake of Andy Rhodes’ departure.