w=82LOANEE Danny Rose is being chased by a number of Championship and League One sides - making a return to Oxford United seem highly unlikely.

The Manchester United midfielder, who produced a number of sparkling displays during his loan spell with the U's last season, is now waiting on firm offers before making a decision on where his future lies.

Rose, the reserve team captain at Old Trafford, has already played practice matches at a couple of clubs, and expects to hear back from them in the next few weeks.

"Everything is still in the balance," he said.

"It isn't long since the season has ended and it is very much a case of waiting and seeing what happens."

Rose confirmed that he has been made an offer by United boss Jim Smith, and would not rule out a return to the Kassam Stadium.

But should he receive any firm offers from the League outfits, the youngster admits that it is unlikely he will pull on an Oxford shirt again.

"Quite a few clubs have been interested in me," he said.

"I have spoken to a few and even been to some for some games just so they can take a look at me first hand.

"But it is too early for them to make offers, so I'll just wait and see.

"The clubs I have spoken to are in the Championship and League One which is exciting for me."

Although he is hopeful of signing a deal as soon as possible, Rose says that he may have to train with clubs in pre-season to earn a contract.

"It is likely that some clubs will ask me to go to them for a few weeks in pre-season, and I have told them that is fine," he said.

"I am weighing up my options, but certainly don't rule out me playing for Oxford again.

"I have spoken to Jim Smith and he has told me there is a future for me at Oxford if things don't work out elsewhere."