Lisbie reveals Ipswich offer

Magilton also keen on Greece star Charisteas

Lisbie: Ipswich offer

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Colchester striker Kevin Lisbie has been offered the chance to stay in the Championship with Ipswich.

The former Charlton player scored 17 goals for the Layer Road club last season but was unable to save them from relegation to League One.

His impressive goalscoring return has, however, convinced Town boss Jim Magilton to offer around £500,000 for his services.

Lisbie, who has two years left on his contract with Colchester, admitted he is considering his options.

"Ipswich Town have made an approach for me, through my representative," Lisbie told the East Anglian Daily Times. "There have been talks but I must stress that it's very early days and it's not very far down the line.

Fitness

"I'm still very much a Colchester United player and I'm enjoying this week's fitness programme with the rest of the lads."

Lisbie, who joined Colchester on a free transfer from Charlton last summer, has a get-out clause in his contract if the club receives a certain fee.

Burnley and Barnsley have already expressed an interest, but the 29-year-old insists he has no desire to move north.

"I have a big family and I don't want to uproot, so I wouldn't want to move far anyway," he said.

Ambitious Ipswich, meanwhile, have also been linked with a move for experienced Greece international Angelos Charisteas.

The 28-year-old, who has been capped 68 times, is available from German club FC Nurnberg following their relegation from the Bundesliga.