SOUTHEND United chairman Ron Martin has confirmed the Shrimpers are in advanced transfer talks with a trio of targets.

Blues have yet to make a new signing this summer.

But Martin is confident the squad will soon be bolstered.

“We’re in advanced and detailed transfer discussions with three players at the moment,” said Martin.

“It’s in the hands of their agents at the moment but we hope to be able to complete a deal before the team head to Spain for the start of pre-season training on Friday.”

Blues are in talks with a defender and midfielder who are currently both on the books of a Scottish Premiership side.

Southend are also in discussions with a midfielder who is with a Championship club.