STRIKER Kevin Lisbie has admitted he would be interested in a move to Saints.

Lisbie is the latest forward to be linked with a move to St Mary’s.

And The Daily Echo understands that Saints have registered their interest in the 31 year-old though have yet to follow that up with a bid.

A switch to St Mary’s would see Lisbie reunited with Saints boss Alan Pardew who he has previously played for at Charlton and during a brief loan spell at Reading.

Lisbie is currently on a season-long loan at Saints’ League One rivals Colchester United from Ipswich, who would be willing to offload the Jamaica international.

Daily Echo: Click below to see a video of today's headlines in sixty seconds

The Surrey-based striker fell out with Tractor Boys boss Roy Keane over his refusal to comply with a rule introduced by the Irishman that Ipswich players and their families should live within half an hour of the training ground.

With one more season after this one left on his contract at Portman Road Lisbie faces the prospect of having to return to a club where he is out of favour in May.

Colchester boss Aidy Boothroyd has admitted that he is likely to be priced out of a permanent move for Lisbie, the U’s ten-goal top scorer this term.

So with his long-term future uncertain Lisbie told the Echo last night that a permanent transfer to Saints would appeal to him.

Asked if he would be interested in joining Saints, Lisbie said: “Very much so.

“If they (Saints) are interested I am only on loan at Colchester so obviously anything is possible."

“I have not asked to go anywhere. But if you ask any player they would love to be settled at a club that has signed them and to be settled somewhere would be good for me."

For full story and more Saints news, don't miss today's Daily Echo.