Peterborough United made a seven-figure bid for Accrington Stanley striker Colby Bishop on the final day of the summer transfer window, a report from a print edition of The Sun (05/09, p62) has claimed.
Bishop has impressed since joining Accrington from National League North side Leamington back in 2019, scoring 27 goals in 85 appearances in all competitions for the League One side.
That has seemingly led to plenty of attention in the 24-year-old, with Peterborough, Huddersfield and Preston all linked with Bishop earlier this summer.
Now it seems as though Peterborough in particular, went big in their attempts to secure the signing of Bishop late in the window.
According to this latest update, the Post made a £1.2million bid for Bishop on the final day of the summer window.
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However, Stanley are said to have rejected that offer, as they are targeting a promotion push this season. John Coleman’s side currently sit joint-top of League One, having taken 12 points from six league games so far this season.
As things stand, Bishop is now into the final year of his contract with Accrington, although the club do have the option to extend that by a further 12 months.
You can understand why Peterborough went big in their pursuit of Bishop on deadline day.
It has been a slow start to the season for Posh with just four points five league games so far, and goals seemingly hard to come by.
The addition of another striker such as Bishop could have therefore been useful as they look to re-establish themselves in the second-tier this season, and the fact they were unable to do that may now be some cause for concern.
For Accrington however, this does feel like a big statement of intent to keep hold of Bishop in spite of that interest, and it will be intriguing to see if that pays off with a successful promotion push this season.