Dagenham & Redbridge top scorer Rhys Murphy has rejected the opportunity to join Peterborough United today (January 23).
A statement issued by the League Two side confirmed a Peterborough Telegraph story that a fee had been agreed between the clubs. Murphy has however turned down the move.
The statement read: “On Sunday the Board of Dagenham & Redbridge FC reluctantly gave permission to Peterborough United FC for them to speak to Rhys Murphy with a view of transferring his registration to them.
“This permission was granted in accordance with a commitment given to Rhys when he signed with the club and the reluctance was not that Rhys had asked to go, but the club felt obliged to give him the opportunity to speak to Peterborough United.
“After various discussions by all parties it has become clear that Rhys does not wish to make such a move at this time and is more than happy to commit his playing future to the Daggers for the foreseeable future.”
Murphy is a former Arsenal youth team player who has been capped at England Under 16, under 17 and under levels. He has also played for Ireland Under 21s.
Murphy has previously spent time on loan at Brentford and Preston. He played in Dutch football with Telstar last season before signing for Dagenham in the summer.
Murphy is Dagenham’s top scorer this season with 12 goals.
In a frustrating January transfer window so far, Posh have seen a £500,000 bid for St Johnstone striker Stevie May turned down by his club.
Posh are also chasing Newport County forward Conor Washington.