SWINDON Town are reportedly interested in signing Torquay United attacker Ben Whitfield, according to multiple sources.

Football Insider and freelance journalist, Peter O'Rourke have both gone on record as saying Town lead the race to sign the talented forward alongside League Two rivals Exeter City.

However, a deal for the talented forward may not be as straightforward to strike as Town might have hoped, even though the 25-year-old's Gulls deal ends in the summer.

After reports emerged that stated Whitfield had turned down a new contract at Plainmoor, the player came out on Twitter to announce he has not yet turned down a new contract and is fully focused on helping his team to victory in the upcoming National League play-off final.

Torquay finished the regular season in second place after a late slump cost them the National League title. But after beating Notts County in a thrilling play-off semi-final last weekend, Gary Johnson's men will take on Hartlepool United at Ashton Gate on Sunday for the final spot in League Two.

Whitfield has enjoyed a strong season personally, according to reports from Devon, but only managed to find the net six times in 28 games for Torquay.

The 25-year-old has previous Football League experience with Port Vale and Yeovil Town too, though the Englishman only managed 10 goals and nine assists in 101 appearances.

In the National League, he has found the net 16 times and provided eight assists in 84 games.