Posh set to up their offer for Baldock

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CHAIRMAN Pete Winkelman is expecting another call today (Friday) as Peterborough continue to try and prise Sam Baldock away from Dons.

Yesterday Winkelman turned down a bid of £600,000 for the striker – which would have risen to £1 million with add-ons – but Posh are expected to increase their offer for Dons’ leading scorer last season.

The £600,000 would have broken Peterborough’s existing transfer record, and the League One play-off winners are clearly willing to splash the cash in a bid to strengthen for their Championship campaign next term.

Posh yesterday had a £500,000 bid for Bournemouth defender Jason Pearce accepted, and Darren Ferguson has targeted Baldock as a replacement for striker Craig Mackail-Smith, who looks set for a £2 million plus move to the Premier League.

Dons have confirmed that an offer for Baldock has been ‘respectfully declined’ but Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has said Posh are determined to sign 22-year-old Baldock who scored against his side in the play-off semi final first leg – one of 37 goals he’s scored for his hometown club in 118 appearances.

Fry said: “Everybody’s got their price so they say, but at the minute it isn’t a done deal.

“I think it’s a good deal because he’s full of potential and if his potential’s fulfilled with us then MK will get a lot of money, but they want the money up front and he isn’t the finished article in my opinion.

“Obviously they’ve got their own ambitions and want to do what we did this year and that’s go up next year,” Fry added.