Colchester are battling with Swindon for the signature of young defender Aden Flint.
The Us have held talks with the 21-year-old after having a bid accepted by Alfreton Town but their League One rivals have also come in with an offer.
"We've had a bid accepted, we've had him in and made him an offer," said manager John Ward.
"Chairman Robbie Cowling and I spoke to Aden and showed him round.
"Later in the day Swindon came in with an offer so we are waiting to hear on that."
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