THE Oxford Mail understands there has been an approach for Oxford United skipper John Lundstram.

The 23-year-old has been an influential figure since joining the U’s in 2015 following his release from Everton.

He has one year left on his contract with United, with former boss Michael Appleton revealing in April the club were in talks over a new long-term deal.

Lundstram is known to have attracted the attention of several higher-ranked clubs.

But one national newspaper reported last night that Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield United have made a bid for the midfielder and claim United want around £500,000 for their captain.