BLACKPOOL are adding Jordan Thorniley to their second bid for Cameron Brannagan this month, according to reports.

The Sky Bet Championship club are thought to be preparing to offer the centre back, on a season-long loan at Oxford United, in a player plus cash deal.

The U’s have already rejected Blackpool’s first bid for Brannagan, understood to be north of £500,000, having previously turned down an approach last summer.

Now, Football Insider claims the Tangerines are willing to make Thorniley’s loan move permanent as they attempt to make him part of a deal.

The defender’s contract at Bloomfield Road expires this summer, although Blackpool have the option to extend it by an extra 12 months.

Thorniley has impressed since arriving at United on loan in August, making 23 appearances, with Karl Robinson not ruling out a permanent move when asked earlier this season.

But United will still be desperate to keep Brannagan, who has become one of their most influential players and marks four years at the club today.

The midfielder's contract expires in summer 2023 and includes a buyout clause, believed to be seven figures.

Last weekend, U’s head coach Robinson criticised the midfielder’s agent for the way the initial bid became public knowledge.

Speaking after the 2-0 defeat at Lincoln City on Saturday, he said: “His agent went straight to Tiger (chairman and owner Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth) trying to get a deal done, rather than phoning me which he’s meant to do.

“I don’t like people being deceitful and dishonest and trying to manipulate a move secretly, I don’t think that’s right.”