AHMED Kashi is on the verge of a move to Oxford United, which is expected to be completed today.

The midfielder, who played for Karl Robinson at Charlton Athletic, was in attendance last night as the club’s under 18s were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup 3-0 by Bournemouth.

Kashi, 30, is thought to be joining on loan from French second division club Troyes, for whom his last start was in August.

Once that deal is finalised, it will allow United to focus their sole attention on bringing in the two strikers Robinson wants before the end of January.

One player seemingly on their radar is Newcastle United striker Elias Sorensen.

The Chronicle reported that the U’s are one of four teams to enquire about taking the Danish youngster, who is on duty with his country’s under 21 side, on a season-long loan.

The Premier League outfit are expected to decide next week where Sorensen moves to.

United’s youngsters had no answer last night to the finishing masterclass at Court Place Farm from Jake Scrimshaw.

The 18-year-old scored all three goals in Bournemouth’s Youth Cup victory, taking his tally against the U’s this season to ten in four games.

U’s youth team coach Leon Blackmore-Such said: “You try to set up plans to stop him, but good players always pop up with those moments.

“He’s up there, but we have a couple of strikers ourselves – Slavi (Spasov) is a year younger and hopefully he can develop into something as prolific.

“I have to give him credit and hopefully he breaks into Bournemouth’s first team.

But the run to the fourth round, believed to match United’s best run in the competition, was also a source of pride.

Blackmore-Such said: “I thanked them all for the moment they gave me at Burnley (in the last round).

“I hope they treasure this little run we’ve had.”