Christophe Berra close to new Ipswich Town deal?

Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell and Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra tussle for the ball at Portman Road during a Championship match on December 3, 2013
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Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra is reportedly close to signing a new long-term deal with the club.

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra is understood to be on the verge of signing a long-term contract extension with the club.

The Scotland international, 29, is entering the final year of his current deal at Portman Road.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is now eager for Berra to commit his future to the team ahead of the new season, according to Sky Sports News.

Berra, who made 45 appearances during the last campaign, joined the Tractor Boys from Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer.

Ipswich start the new Championship season at home to Fulham on August 9.

Christophe Berra of Ipswich Town celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Ipswich Town at St Andrews Stadium on August 31, 2013
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