Date: 27th January 2011 at 11:36am
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Swindon Town striker Charlie Austin is the latest transfer target to be linked with Ipswich Town, whilst Swansea City are rumoured to be interested in resigning Jason Scotland.

Swindon frontman Austin has been a sensation at the County Ground since making the step up from non-league Poole Town in 2008. He is currently the leading scorer at the League One club with 19 goals in all competitions this season, including 12 in the league. Having netted 19 times last season, Austin has been hotly tipped to leave the Robins for some time with a move expected this January after the 21-year-old reportedly handed in a transfer request.

A whole host of teams are rumoured to be pursuing the striker’s signature, but Swindon manager Danny Wilson revealed on Tuesday that his club had received only one serious bid so far, made by Premier League Blackpool. Burnley and Southampton have also been linked, whilst Ipswich look to be latecomers in the race.

It is no surprise that Town should be linked with a player like Austin, with the Blues having been in need of a regular goalscorer for many years now. Meanwhile the last man employed to fill that gap at Portman Road, striker Jason Scotland, is being linked with a return to former club Swansea City. The 31-year-old frontman is currently joint-top scorer at Ipswich with 7 league goals since being signed by Roy Keane in August 2010, though there are still doubts over whether he can ever rediscover the form that saw him net 45 times in two seasons at the Liberty Stadium. Having terminated the contract of former Blue Shefki Kuqi yesterday, Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers could well be interested in taking Scotland back to South Wales.

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