Carlisle United have today said Owen Moxon is not for sale - and they are hoping to tie him to a new contract.

The Blues have issued a statement in light of speculation this week.

Sky Sports reported that United had rejected a £250,000 bid from Blackpool.

Carlisle, whilst not confirming the identity of the club, did confirm they had rejected an offer.

They also hit out the leaking of the news and said they wanted to put the record straight on the situation to end the rumours.

“We are aware of the media reports of a transfer offer being made for midfielder Owen Moxon," the statement, on behalf of United's Holdings company CUFC Holdings, said.

“We can confirm that we have received an offer and that it was turned down.

"The ‘leaking’ of a confidential offer, and its terms, is unwelcome and clearly designed to unsettle the player, fans and the club.

“We can confirm that Owen has one year left on his current contract and is not for sale. We see Owen Moxon as part of the future at the club.

“We had already been in talks with him and his agent about a new long-term deal with Carlisle United and had made a contract offer with that in mind prior to the bid coming in.

“We are hopeful that a new deal for an extended contract can still be reached with Owen, to keep him at Brunton Park beyond this season. We will continue to support manager Paul Simpson in getting a deal done.

“We hope this puts an end to the speculation and that we can all now focus on an exciting season ahead in League One.”