OXFORD United look to have missed out on bringing Jerome Sinclair back to the club – with the striker set for a move to Holland.

The U’s had been in talks with the 22-year-old Watford frontman, who impressed during a six-month loan spell last season.

But despite their best efforts to sign Sinclair, the former Liverpool trainee is favouring a move overseas with a Dutch club winning the race for his signature.

The news comes as an additional blow for United, with another player also preferring to play abroad.

U’s boss Karl Robinson has confirmed the club’s interest in former Rangers centre-back Danny Wilson, but the 27-year-old has decided to stay at MLS side Colorado Rapids.

It means Spanish midfielder Alex Rodriguez Gorrin remains United’s only senior summer signing.

However, it seems likely there could be a further addition before the weekend, with the Sky Bet League One club closing in on finalising a deal for winger Tariqe Fosu, who left Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.

United’s boss was disappointed to miss out on the two potential signings.

Robinson said: “We believe Jerome is going to Holland, even though we offered more than the Dutch club.

“We did everything we had to do. We were told if we matched that (the Dutch offer) then it would be done.

“We more than matched it, so I was really happy with the fact the board had that clout to do so.”

The U’s boss added: “Danny Wilson has decided he wants to stay in America.

“It was something we’d agreed, it was all done.

“But for whatever reason, I think family and you know how important family is to me so I appreciated that, (the deal was off).”

Meanwhile, Robinson is still waiting to hear from Chris Cadden.

United’s boss said at the end of last week a bid had been accepted by Motherwell for the right-sided player.

But they are yet to get an answer from the Scotland international, who is also attracting interest abroad.

“We’re just waiting on Chris,” said Robinson.

“We believe there are some big clubs in America that are chasing him.

“We’re just waiting to see what happens and we will have to see how it materialises over the next seven to ten days.”

With Cadden being an academy graduate under the age of 24, the U’s would have to pay compensation to the Scottish Premiership side, who have offered him fresh terms.