Colchester youngster Noah Chilvers is attracting Premier League interest.
The Sun says West Ham and Leicester are monitoring Chilvers.
The midfielder has impressed for the U's Under-23 side and his performances have been rewarded with a senior debut in the 3-0 home win against Newport last month.
Chilvers, 18, can operate in central midfield but his ability and eye for goal allows him to push forward and play as a No 10.
The Premier League pair have been tracking his progress as he has risen through the ranks at the Jobserve Community Stadium and could be ready to make their move this summer.