Date: 23rd January 2012 at 4:00pm
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25 year old Colchester United defender, Magnus Okuonghae was reported to be on Eddie Howe’s radar over the weekend.

The Nigerian left Dagenham & Redbridge and signed a two-year contract with League One team Colchester United in July 2009 and in December 2009 it was announced he had signed a new contract until 2012.

He is currently captain of the U’s and at 6ft 3 is affectionately known as ‘The Beast’ by Colchester fans.

Sky Sports understand Burnley, Millwall and Crystal Palace are looking at the player along with Premier League, Norwich City and League 1 leaders, Charlton Athletic.

Okuonghae came through Fulham’s youth system before joining Rushden & Diamonds in 2002. Spells at Aldershot Town, St Albans City and Crawley Town followed before he moved to Essex to play for Dagenham & Redbridge in 2007 during which time he also had a loan spell at Weymouth.

Could Howe be interested in the player? Well the noises coming out of the club suggests we will not be making any new permanent signings in the week that remains of the January window so it looks doubtful.


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