KARL Robinson has confirmed Oxford United’s interest in Chris Cadden and says the club are waiting on the right-sided player to decide on where his future lies after having a bid accepted.

Reports surfaced earlier this week of the U’s pursuit of the Motherwell star, whose contract expires this month.

Due to Cadden being an academy graduate aged under 24, United would have to pay compensation to the Scottish Premiership side, who have offered the player fresh terms.

Robinson revealed a fee has been agreed and the Sky Bet League One club are now waiting for the 22-year-old, who had previously been linked with Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United among others, to make up his mind.

“We’ve made a bid and it has been accepted,” said the U’s boss.

“I’ve spoken to the player twice, we’d love to bring him in.

“There’s three other clubs and we’ve just got to wait and see which one he decides to choose and that’s where we’re at right now.

“The fact is he’s a free transfer, it’s compensation.

“We’ve met the compensation laws and we’ve not commented on anything, so this is everybody else speaking about it.

“We’re now just saying ‘these are the facts’ and that’s it, that’s where we sit and we’re just waiting for an answer.”

Cadden, who can play at right-back and in midfield, has made 139 appearances for the Lanarkshire club since 2013, scoring 14 goals.

Motherwell announced their 2019/20 squad numbers on Wednesday, with the Scotland international omitted from the list.