COLCHESTER United have accepted a bid from Ipswich Town for highly-rated full-back Kane Vincent-Young.

The 23-year-old is now holding talks with regarding personal terms.

There has been speculation all week that the sought-after U's player could be on his way to Portman Road.

Now Colchester head coach John McGreal, speaking to the media at lunchtime, has confirmed that an offer has been accepted.

The deal is not expected to be completed today, with discussions ongoing and the players yet to undergo a medical.

McGreal said: “I got a phone call off Robbie (Cowling) last night to say that the clubs have agreed a fee and have given permission for Kane and his representatives to go and have a chat with Ipswich.

“Kane’s been great since I’ve been here – he’s been a real mainstay of how I want to do things and he can play either side as full-back.

“He’ll be a real tough one to replace if he goes, there’s no question about that because of how he performs, the athleticism he has and also what type of player and character he is.

“He has been excellent for us."

Vincent-Young spent time on trial with Town during pre-season ahead of the 2018/19 campaign but wasn't offered a deal and ended up signing a new two-year contract at Colchester.

Assuming the deal goes through before the weekend, Vincent-Young could make his Blues' debut in Saturday's League One match at Peterborough United.

Vincent-Young was not involved in the U’s 3-0 triumph over Swindon Town, which booked them a trip to play Premier League side Crystal Palace in the second round of the Carabao Cup

He had started Colchester’s opening two League Two matches of the campaign, playing at right-back against Plymouth Argyle and Port Vale.

But the former Spurs youngster did not feature against the Robins, fuelling speculation about his future at the JobServe Community Stadium.