OXFORD United have submitted a substantial bid for Chris Cadden.

The full back is on a season-long loan from MLS side Columbus Crew, but is expected to be recalled in January.

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Cadden has been key to the U’s climb into the Sky Bet League One play-off places, with his good form leaving the club keen to hold onto him.

And head coach Karl Robinson revealed the club had made an offer for the Scotland international.

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He said: “We’ve bid a lot of money for him this week on a permanent (deal).

“But we have a valuation we won’t go past, so there’s no bargaining.

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“If they don’t think it’s right, there’s no deal, it’s that simple.

“He’ll go back to Columbus Crew in January and we’ll move on.”