Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove has rejected a move to French football with Guingamp after the Dons accepted a bid for his services.

Cosgrove was the subject of an official bid which was lodged by the Ligue 2 club, believed to be in the region of £2.7million. However the 23-year-old opted against leaving Pittodrie as he feels he has unfinished business at the club.

The shock offer came in earlier this week and was reluctantly accepted by Aberdeen, who will likely be pleased to see the player remain at the club. It is understood an aspect of the potential transfer which also worked against the French club is that their transfer deadline was Wednesday evening, giving the player just one day to decide on his future.

Cosgrove scored 23 goals in 37 matches last season, in all competitions, and is currently being monitored by other clubs including in Italy and down south. He was also tracked by New York Red Bulls and it is believed that Guingamp may go back in for the Englishman when the window opens once again.

Sylvain Didot's Guingamp outfit finished eighth in Ligue 2 last season before it was curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Cosgrove has two years remaining on his Aberdeen deal after joining the club for around £40,000 in 2018. He counts Wigan Athletic and Carlisle among his former clubs.