Reports in the Scottish media suggest that Hearts could be set to swoop for Colchester striker Chris Iwelumo.
Iwelumo who is out of contract in the summer has netted 17 goals this season in the Coca-Cola Championship.
The U’s were only promoted from League one last season, but have made light work of challenging for a play-off berth this term.
Hearts had scouted the 6ft 4in Scotsman at the recent clash against Leeds on Easter Monday, a match in which the U’s grabbed a 2-1 victory with top scorer Iwelumo netting the equaliser.
Hearts interim Head Coach Anatoly Korobochka said
‘We saw one match which was particularly good in the second half, one team had greater quality but the other won because it had greater desire’.
The thought of European football with Hearts is thought to appeal to the prolific frontman, however much may depend on whether Colchester’s promotion push is successful, as if the U’s were able to offer Scottish-born Iwelumo the chance to play in the Premiership, it would surely be too good to turn down.
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