By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

30th Dec, 2019 | 4:00pm

Exclusive: Salford City have bid rejected for MK Dons attacker

Salford City have had a bid rejected by MK Dons for striker attacker Kieran Agard, Football Insider understands.

The League Two side are in the market for attacking reinforcements in January and identified Agard as an ideal signing with his experience of the lower leagues.

A source at Moor Lane has told Football Insider that they have firmed up their interest in the 30-year-old with an official bid which has been rejected by the League One outfit.

The former Arsenal and Everton youngster has racked up over 200 games in the third tier of English football, scoring 59 goals for the likes of Yeovil Town, Rotherham United, Bristol City and MK Dons.

Having missed all but one of manager Russell Martin’s first four games in charge as a result of suspension, Agard had returned as a regular among the starting XI at the Stadium MK.

However, he has dropped to the bench for the club’s last two matches, coming on as a substitute against Portsmouth after being left unused away at Southend.

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Despite playing 23 times across all competitions this season, the centre-forward has managed to hit the back of the net just three times, chipping in with a further three assists for his teammates.

His lack of goals have not put off Salford from making a move to try and sign him, with manager Graham Alexander looking to add proven experience to his squad in January.

The Ammies, who are playing their first season in league football, sit 11th in League Two after a 4-1 win away at fellow north west side Oldham Athletic on Sunday.

In other Salford City news, Football Insider can reveal that the club are in advanced talks over signing a Fleetwood attacker on loan.