League Two side Oxford United claim to have had a transfer fee accepted by Peterborough United for unwanted striker Tyrone Barnett.
The bid was apparently made at the start of the transfer window for the striker, who scored six goals in 12 starts while on loan at the ‘Us’ earlier this season.
Posh boss Darren Ferguson revealed last week that a fee had been agreed with an unnamed club for Barnett, but that it had broken down over personal terms. Barnett, who cost Posh a club record £1.1 million when arriving from Crawley in February 2012, is believed to be one of the biggest earners at The ABAX Stadium.
Oxford believe clubs at Championship level as well as League One are chasing Barnett.
Mark Ashton, United’s chief executive, would not disclose the level of the bid, He said: “I won’t identify the fee but I imagine it’s one of the larger ones the club has put in.
“The challenge we have is there are Championship and League One clubs that are potentially interested.
“We don’t believe it’s a question of salary package, it’s where he wants to play his football and in fairness you can understand it if there are Championship clubs interested.
“We are continuing to push on it and I’m in communication daily with Peterborough.”