OXFORD United look set to lose two key players after accepting big offers for Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu.

The pair are both having medicals this evening ahead of proposed moves, which are likely to be completed tomorrow.

It is understood they are at Brentford, although bids from multiple clubs were accepted for Baptiste.

It comes on the eve of transfer deadline day, leaving the Us little time to arrange replacements before the window shuts at 11pm tomorrow.

U’s boss Karl Robinson told the Oxford Mail talk of £3million for the pair was wide of the mark, but the real figure was simply at a level they could not ignore.

He said: “The number was fantastic, too good to turn down, for players that have achieved what they have done.

“For the club it’s good business – it’s not if you’re a fan.

“If Liverpool had sold Kenny Dalglish when I was ten I would have been devastated. When they sold Ian Rush I cried.

“Now being on the other side of it I understand people have lives outside of football they have to support as well.”

He added: “We’re immensely proud as well for what they’ve achieved and what they’re going on to.

“We wish it would have been us obviously, but sometimes you can’t stand in people’s ways.”