Peterborough United reject Lee Tomlin transfer request

Peterborough United have rejected a transfer request from Lee Tomlin.

The 24-year-old forward was offered a new contract at London Road in July, but has now officially informed the League One club that he wants to leave.

Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony tweeted: "Obviously L Tomlin's agent has been speaking to the press as all classy agents like him do.

"He is not for sale and any [transfer] request is turned down! That's all I'll say on the Tomlin matter."

Tomlin, whose current deal is due to expire in 2015, joined Peterborough from now defunct Rushden & Diamonds in 2010 and helped them secure promotion to the Championship in his first season.

Last season, he was the club's joint-top scorer with 13 goals but he could not prevent them suffering a relegation that has seemingly triggered his desire for a move.

MacAnthony later joked: "First Rooney, then Bale followed by Suarez and now Tommo. What is it with these flair like players and summer controversy?"