Offers have been made for the struggling HMV music chain which includes Fopp, it has emerged.

More than 2,000 employees in 130 shops across the UK - including at nine Fopp stores run by HMV's owners - face losing their jobs after HMV Retail confirmed last month it would appoint KPMG as administrator.

Fopp returned to Gloucester Green in the summer of 2016 after an eight-year hiatus and its vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, T-shirts and video games have attracted a loyal following.

In 2013 HMV was bought out of administration by Hilco Capital and the chain made a comeback.

Administrators set a deadline of yesterday for rescue offers and have now confirmed that a number of proposals have been made.

READ AGAIN: Future of Fopp in Oxford in doubt

Will Wright, partner at KPMG and joint administrator of HMV, said: "Since our appointment as joint administrators, we have received significant support from key stakeholders, including employees, suppliers and creditors, as we have endeavoured to trade the HMV business.

We'd like to thank everyone for their support during this time, in what remain challenging circumstances.

"We can confirm that a number of offers on various bases have been received, and we now need to evaluate these further over the coming days.

"Given the commercially sensitive nature of this process, we will not be providing further detail at this time. We will continue to endeavour to trade all stores while discussions with all the relevant stakeholders continue."

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The identity of the bidders has not yet been revealed but according to MusicWeek firms believed to be in the running include French retail chain Fnac, Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, and Amazon.

Only Fopp and Blackwell's sell new CDs and new vinyl in Oxford city centre.

Music fans can also venture out to Truck Store in Cowley Road for new and secondhand CDs and vinyl.

Music Box record store in Wallingford recently closed after owner Richard Strange said there was not enough footfall in the run-up to Christmas.

He is now considering opening a new store in Didcot, where he runs regular pop-up shops at the Cornerstone Arts Centre.