Colchester United are interested in signing defender Luke Chambers and midfielder Cole Skuse, as well as striker Freddie Sears, from Ipswich Town, a report from The East Anglia Daily Times has revealed.
Earlier this week, Football League World exclusively revealed that the League Two club are keen to re-sign Sears from the Tractor Boys, with the striker having previously made over 100 appearances for the club between 2012 and 2015.
Now it seems as though Sears is not the only player who Colchester are keen to recruit from Portman Road this summer.
According to this latest update, the U’s are also interested in deals for Chambers and Skuse, as they look to recover from a disappointing campaign that sees them 20th in the League Two table going into the final game of the season.
As things stand, Sears, Skuse and Chambers are all set to be out of contract at Ipswich come the end of this season, although manager Paul Cook has previously suggested there could be a role at the club for the latter next season.
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In total, Sears has scored 34 goals in 217 appearances for Ipswich since joining from Colchester in 2015, while Skuse has played 277 times for the Tractor Boys, scoring on three occasions, having moved from Bristol City in 2013.
Chambers meanwhile, is one of Ipswich’s ten highest appearance makes of all time, having featured 395 times for the club, having moved to Portman Road from Nottingham Forest in 2012.
It will certainly be interesting to see how this one plays out.
After what has been a rather disappointing campaign for the Tractor Boys, it does seem as though there could be something of a squad overhaul at the club this summer.
Given that all three of these players are out of contract at the end of this season, they are three individuals whose future at the club does seem to be uncertain.
As a result, that interest is perhaps no huge surprise, and the higher level experience the trio would bring to Colchester could certainly be useful for the club as they look to recover from such a poor season this time around.