NATHAN Thompson is being chased by as many as seven clubs, the Advertiser understands.

The Swindon Town captain is widely expected to leave the County Ground this summer when his current contract expires.

Following Town’s relegation to League Two, the 26-year-old academy graduate is believed to be weighing up his options, with offers on the table from a number of Championship and League One clubs.

Ipswich, Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth and Rotherham United are all thought to be keen on the defender with several other clubs waiting to see which division they will be in next term before making their move.

Thompson, who was on holiday last week and is due to get married later this summer, made his debut for Swindon in 2010 against Charlton.

Since breaking into the first team, he has become a firm favourite with the County Ground faithful and has made 187 appearances for the club, netting four times.

Thompson, who is naturally a right-sided full-back, was made club captain in 2014, taking over from Darren Ward.

During his time as skipper he helped the team reach Wembley for the League One play-off final in 2015, however, he limped out of the 4-0 defeat to Preston North End early with a groin strain.

The Chester-born player played through the pain barrier a number of times this season in a bid to try and keep the team in League One, but a foot injury late in the campaign meant he was unable to feature in the final four games.