Ipswich Town have knocked back low six-figure transfer bids from multiple League One clubs for midfielder Idris El Mizouni, we understand.

The 23-year-old has played a starring role at Leyton Orient over the last 18 months, helping them secure the League Two title before returning on another season-long loan and taking on the captain's armband in League One.

His impressive performances in the third-tier have attracted the attention of several clubs at that level. Barnsley, Wycombe, Bolton and Oxford United are understood to be among the interested parties at present, while it remains to be seen if Derby and Charlton renew their interest from last summer.

It's believed that Ipswich would sell the Paris-born, one-cap Tunisian international this month if their valuation is met. His contract is due to expire at the end of this season, but the Blues do have the option to extend that by 12 months if they wish.

Kieran McKenna's current central midfield options are Sam Morsy, Massimo Luongo, Jack Taylor, Dominic Ball and Cameron Humphreys, with the Blues understood to be closing in on the loan addition of Blackburn's Lewis Travis.

Luongo, Ball, long-term injury absentee Lee Evans (knee) and injury-hit Charlton loanee Panutche Camara are all due to be out of contract this summer.

El Mizouni was scouted by Ipswich at the age of 15. After coming through the youth ranks at Playford Road, Paul Lambert handed him his debut, age 18, as a substitute in a Championship match at Bristol City in March 2019. 

Just five of his 26 appearances for the club have been league starts though (only one of which was under McKenna's management), with there having been previous loan spells at Cambridge United and Grimsby.