FORMER Swindon Town forward Scott Twine has attracted interest from at least seven Premier League and Championship clubs who are looking to sign him this summer, according to reports.

West Ham United, Burnley, Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough, Stoke City, and Nottingham Forest are all said to be keen on bringing the striker in just 12 months after he signed for Milton Keynes Dons.

The 22-year-old left the County Ground last summer upon the expiration of his Town deal, with the club receiving an initial £300,000 from MK Dons after Twine signed for Liam Manning’s side.

The tribunal deal also stated that Swindon must receive 20 per cent of any future sale, and with figures of between £3 million and £5 million being bandied about so far, owner Clem Morfuni will be hoping for a serious bidding war to take place.

Twine signed a “long-term deal” when he arrived at Stadium:MK in 2021 but could already be on the move after the Buckinghamshire outfit failed in their bid to reach the Championship via the play-offs last week.

Despite being labelled as heavy favourites for their two-legged clash with local rivals Wycombe Wanderers, MK lost the away game 2-0 before only winning the home clash 1-0.

On a personal level, Twine had enjoyed a stunning season after winning the EFL’s League One Player of the Year award courtesy of 20 goals and 13 assists in 49 appearances.

The Swindon-born forward also netted four goals in one game on the final day of the regular season away at Plymouth Argyle. MK won 5-0 to confirm third place in League One and simultaneously deny the Pilgrims an opportunity to join them in the play-offs.

Briefly discussing the reported interest on Thursday after the club’s aggregate defeat to Wycombe, MK boss Manning told ITV: “We'll obviously be doing our work to improve the squad and make it better, but it’s the industry we’re in so there’s always going to be speculation (about the future of star players).

“You have to make sure you’re prepared for any changes that come up.”

Before signing for MK, Twine had been with Swindon since the age of 12, and after graduating from under the watchful eye of Alan McLoughlin in the club's academy set-up, he signed professional terms in March 2017.

Twine then made his senior debut late on in the 2016/17 season as a second-half substitute in a League One fixture with Charlton Athletic before going on to enjoy loan spells with non-league Chippenham Town as well as League of Ireland Premier Division outfit, Waterford and League Two Newport County.

In his final spell at Swindon, Twine scored seven goals and picked up three assists in 25 games.