PORTSMOUTH are reportedly interested in signing Swindon Town attacker, Scott Twine this summer.

The News in Portsmouth has reported that the 21-year-old is high on a list of potential transfer targets for Danny Cowley’s men after the new Pompey boss was given permission to rip up the squad and start again during the off-season.

Portsmouth missed out on the League One play-offs on the final day following a 1-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley, and patience is running thin among the fans, who want to see a legitimate push for promotion next season.

Twine is thought to have already attracted the attention of several Championship clubs such as Queens Park Rangers, Brentford, Barnsley and Luton Town with his sparkling form for Newport County and Swindon this season.

In his breakout season, Twine played 49 times, scoring 14 goals and making nine assists.

The Hatters were said to be preparing a “decent offer” to lure Twine to Bedfordshire in January 2021, though neither club admitted a bid was ever officially tabled.

The Swindon-born midfielder has now got a decision to make on his future after being offered a new deal at the County Ground, which he is yet to sign.

Should another club come in for Twine, Swindon would be entitled to compensation for their young star, and according to The News, that would not deter Pompey from chasing Twine’s signature.

The south-coast club is thought to highly rate the 21-year-old following notable performances in both fixtures between Town and Portsmouth last season.

Twine shone in a brief cameo role down at Fratton Park in February before playing his part in a convincing 3-1 success for the Robins at the County Ground last month.