Oxford United reject Crawley Town bid for striker James Constable

James Constable
Constable turned down a move to League One Bournemouth in the summer

Oxford United have rejected a new bid for striker James Constable, from a second club - Crawley Town.

On Thursday, the U's accepted an offer from Swindon Town, but the player refused to discuss personal terms.

And Crawley Town manager Steve Evans confirmed that they too had bid for the in-demand 27-year-old frontman.

"I can confirm we have had an offer turned down for James Constable and we respect their right to turn down the offer we made," said Evans.

Evans, whose side are third in League Two, added: "We are some distance apart in what we offered to what Oxford United wanted so we will move on to alternative targets we have identified."

On Thursday, Constable took to social networking site Twitterexternal-link to reiterate his commitment to the U's.

He wrote: "This has been one of the toughest days I have had in my career, never wanted to leave the football club, it means everything to me."

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