Nottingham Forest have signed Tom Ince on loan from Hull City on a deal until December 28.
Edinson Cavani insists he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain after establishing himself as a regular starter once again.
Both clubs expect the necessary paperwork to be completed on Friday morning in time for the 29-year-old to make his Town bow against Peterborough on Saturday.
Tabb has been pushed down the pecking order at the Madejski Stadium since the Royals' promotion last term, featuring just 12 times in the top flight.
The January acquisitions of Daniel Carrico and Hope Akpan have seen Tabb marginalised further and he will now set his sights on lifting Mick McCarthy's Ipswich up the table.
The Tractor Boys are only four points above the relegation zone and Tabb's arrival comes at a crucial time with fellow midfielder Lee Martin set to start a three-match suspension.