COLCHESTER United full-back Kane Vincent-Young is being linked with a move to the Championship, ahead of tonight's transfer deadline.

The talented 23-year-old is the subject of interest from Luton Town, according to reports.

And Vincent-Young is also said to be attracting the eye of Charlton Athletic ahead of the transfer window closing for Premier League and Championship clubs to buy players, at 5pm tonight.

The former Spurs youngster was an impressive performer for the U's last season, despite playing out of position at left-back throughout the campaign.

Vincent-Young, who has another year to run on his current contract at the JobServe Community Stadium, started at right-back for Colchester in their 1-1 draw with Port Vale on the opening day of the new League Two season.

It would be a blow for Colchester to lose the skilful defender, who has made 125 appearances for them since making his first-team debut for the club back in August, 2015.

And should Vincent-Young move on today, it would potentially leave the U's short of full-back options with Ryan Jackson currently sidelined with an abdominal injury and Ryan Clampin also picking up an injury in the under-23s' 6-3 friendly defeat at AFC Sudbury, on Tuesday night.

However, the summer transfer window for League One and League Two clubs does not close until September 2, which could potentially give Colchester time to search for possible reinforcements should Vincent-Young move on.

And U's chairman Robbie Cowling has stated that the club's talented academy players will need to move on to higher things when the time is right, in order for the club's model and player pathway to be sustainable and flourish in the long term.

Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Kent both departed the U's earlier this summer for Bristol City and Peterborough United respectively, having emerged from the club's youth team and excelled at first-team level.