PEP Clotet flew out on a scouting mission in Europe today to watch one of Oxford United’s transfer targets.

The U’s manager was accompanied by chairman Darryl Eales and assistant head coach Derek Fazackerley.

Clotet had said the focus during the January transfer window would be on players in England, but the trip shows they still have an eye on overseas markets.

United’s signings last summer included players who had most recently been in Sweden, Azerbaijan, Spain and the Czech Republic.

The trio are due to return tomorrow.