By Harvey Byrne
Ipswich are considering loan moves for young duo Martin Samuelsen and Adam Armstrong, according to a report.
The East Anglian Daily Times claims that Trotters boss Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor both watched the pair in action on Monday night as West Ham faced Newcastle in an Under-23 match.
Hammers youngster Samuelsen, 19, signed a new four-year contract on Tuesday, while his father Frode Samuelsen has admitted that the Norway international could depart the Olympic stadium on loan this summer.
The attacking midfielder, who has played in two Europa League matches for the east London club, impressed while on loan at League 1 side Peterborough last campaign, where he starred in 20 encounters.
Meanwhile, Toon youngster Armstrong, also 19, is highly regarded at the north east club and has featured in two league encounters for his club this season.
However, the return of senior striker Aleksandar Mitrovic following his suspension is expected to push the England Under-19 international down the pecking order.
The youngster impressed on loan last season in League 1, scoring 20 goals for Coventry in 40 appearances.
It is unclear whether the Magpies would be willing to strengthen one of their Championship rivals, despite it aiding Armstrong’s development.
In other Newcastle transfer news, Inter Milan are set to submit a bid of around £30million for Moussa Sissoko.