Dons reject two bids for Oshilaja

Deji Oshilaja of AFC Wimbledon ries above Kevin van Veen of Northampton Town to head the ball during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Northampton Town at The...

HITC Sport understands AFC Wimbledon have rejected two bids for defender Deji Oshilaja.

Deji Oshilaja of AFC Wimbledon ries above Kevin van Veen of Northampton Town to head the ball during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Northampton Town at The...

League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon have turned down two bids from an unnamed club for defender Deji Oshilaja, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

AFC Wimbledon are battling to keep hold of their star defender before the transfer window closes next week and have rejected the two offers from the mystery suitors.

 

The Dons resisted interest from the likes of Ipswich and Bolton Wanderers in the summer to keep hold of Oshilaja, but they are bracing themselves for more bids before the transfer window closes next Thursday.

Oshilaja has been one of AFC Wimbledon's shining lights in a disappointing campaign with the club sitting rock bottom of League One.

Deji Oshilaja of AFC Wimbledon in action during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Northampton Town at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on February 10, 2018 in...

The 25-year-old, who has made 27 appearances in all competitions so far this season, is set to feature against West Ham in the FA Cup on Saturday and a number of interested clubs are expected to watch Oshilaja in that game.

Oshilaja joined AFC Wimbledon from Cardiff City in the summer of 2017 and he is out of contract at the club this summer.

AFC Wimbledon are reluctant to lose Oshilaja as they battle to avoid relegation, but they know they risk losing him for nothing when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Deji Oshilaja of AFC Wimbledon during the pre season friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Brighton and Hove Albion at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Kingston upon...

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