Colchester United have handed a new long-term contract to star defender Magnus Okuonghae, skysports.com understands.
The 23-year-old only joined the Us in the summer moving from Dagenham & Redbridge.
Despite only arriving over the summer, Okuonghae's performances have seen him attract interest from Premier League and Championship clubs.
Colchester have been aware of the interest in Okuonghae and new boss Aidy Boothroyd has now tied him down to a new deal.
Okuonghae has penned a new two-and-half year deal - extending his current contract by an additional 12 months.