OXFORD United have rejected a bid for top scorer James Constable from Bristol Rovers.

The Pirates tabled a formal bid for the 27-year-old, but the club confirmed it had been turned down.

U's chairman Kelvin Thomas said: "Over the past season James has attracted interest from a variety of clubs and further interest is not really a surprise."

Constable finished as the U's top scorer last season with 11 goals, but struggled for form in the second half of the campaign, scoring just twice in his last 19 appearances.