Ipswich Town are marching ahead in their attempts to land Southend midfielder Jack Payne despite reports linking him with Huddersfield Town, according to TWTD.
The 21-year old midfielder is out of contract at Roots Hall this summer after a thoroughly impressive campaign in League One.
Nine goals from a midfield berth are thought to have attracted the interest of the Terries, as well as Wolverhampton Wanderers.
However, it is now claimed that the Tractor Boys are continuing their quest to land the former Tottenham Hotspur trainee and are very much in the hunt.
Dutch outfit Sparta Rotterdam are also understood to be casting a keen eye over his situation in Essex as his deal dwindles.
Portmand Road chief Mick McCarthy could certainly use some reinforcements to bring energy and drive to his engine room, particularly with loan star Ben Pringle returning to parent club Fulham.
Where would Jack Payne fit in the best next season?