Magnus Okuonghae still wanted by Colchester boss Ward

Magnus Okuanghae

Colchester United manager John Ward remains hopeful that out-of-contract defender Magnus Okuonghae will stay with the club.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move elsewhere after his current deal ends this summer.

However, Ward revealed that the Nigerian centre-back has not completed a deal with any other team.

"I've spoken to Magnus and at this moment in time, he hasn't got anything settled at another club," he said

"I've got other players that I am talking to in that position, and he is aware of that, but if he wanted to stay, I would be delighted."