PEP Clotet reiterated he was not considering losing any Oxford United players during the January transfer window in response to speculation over Ryan Ledson.

The Oxford Mail are aware of interest in the midfielder from Preston North End, with one national newspaper claiming a £500,000 bid has been submitted.

Clotet was clear last week that after the summer sales of John Lundstram and Marvin Johnson he would question the club’s ambition if any more stars were sold this season.

When asked after Saturday’s 1-0 win against Blackpool whether a bid had been received for Ledson, the U’s boss said: “I don’t know, because we have a meeting now.

“But for me anyway it’s the same mentality – I’m not thinking about players going out in the situation we’re in now.”

United have added Rob Dickie in the transfer window so far and are working on other targets.

While the rumours about players going in the other direction are unwelcome, Clotet felt they were a compliment for the work United are doing.

He said: “Of course, because it means other clubs are interested in our players regularly.

“That means those clubs at a higher level see something that we’re doing right.

“They see a club with the right mentality which is developing young talent.

“(But) I have the same opinion I had on Thursday. It’s not about thinking about players going out, it’s about thinking about players coming in.”