ROB Dickie's asking price has risen in the last couple of weeks due to the amount of interest being shown in the Oxford United star.

Head coach Karl Robinson has admitted his initial valuation was low compared to the figures being mentioned by several big clubs who have made contact.

Norwich City are the latest in a long list of Premier League and Championship sides linked to the 24-year-old.

None have tabled a firm offer at this point, but Robinson expects that to change.

He said: "There's been a lot of interest.

"We've had a phone call (talking) in excess of an awful lot of millions.

"Would that be enough to get him? We've said no.

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"Nothing's been confirmed, nothing's on the table, but we've had phone calls."

He added: "I'll be honest, the value we had (to start with) was low in comparison to what we've had already.

"That has really made us sit up and go 'where we were might not be where this ends'. We're quite excited by that."

Robinson is relaxed about the situation, partly because of Dickie's own position.

The defender has a year left on his contract and although getting him to sign a new deal is unlikely, the United boss is full of praise for the way the former Reading trainee is handling the spotlight.

He said: "Rob Dickie's stance is 'if it's not right for the club I will not be leaving'.

"What an unbelievable man and he will go with my blessing if it's correct.

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"That is the type of person I want at our club. It's why he wore our captain's armband, because he put the club first.

"If something comes in that's right for our club and right for him as a player, we'll 100 per cent do a deal.

"If it's not right he'll be here for the rest of the season and we'll shake his hand."

He added: "It's a win/win situation for us - and for Rob.

"He gets the move he wants or he gets to still play at a team he wants to play for.

"That's why we're all very calm about it."