OXFORD United have not received any bids for their players during the January transfer window so far, according to manager Pep Clotet.

Speculation heightened over Simon Eastwood’s future after a rumour linking him with Barnsley was swiftly followed by him pulling out of last night’s Checkatrade Trophy tie at Charlton Athletic.

It was only the second game the goalkeeper had missed since signing in the summer of 2016, but Clotet confirmed Eastwood had undergone a scan on an injured shoulder.

And while the United boss appreciated the news would cause worry, he sought to calm the situation.

“There have been no bids for anyone, that I know of,” he said.

“I understand it completely, but they (the supporters) don’t need to be thinking about speculation.

“Nothing has happened, the situation is the same and he stays with us.”

He added: “The scan was very positive.

“It was more for precaution and the doctor said it should be a matter of two or three day’s rest because it was acute inflammation.”

Clotet refused to be drawn on whether United were on the verge of signing Cameron Brannagan from Liverpool.

He said: “We have a lot of midfielders in the squad and they have shown they can do a job for us.

“If it changes and more players with good quality come I think everyone would welcome them.

“But it’s speculation and I don’t need to contribute to that.”