OLDHAM Athletic are reportedly interested in a move for Peterborough attacking midfielder Serhat Tasdemir.

The former non-league hotshot is available for loan with the Peterborough Telegraph reporting that Latics are one of the clubs to have held discussions about a deal for the Blackburn-born 20-year-old.

Tasdemir shot to prominence during his time with AFC Fylde before getting his chance in the Football League when he moved to London Road in the summer of 2019.

He has made just 17 appearances in all competitions for Posh, however, and only one league start.

His only outing this season came in the EFL Trophy against Burton earlier this month.

The two clubs have recent history with outspoken Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony saying he would never deal with Oldham again in a series of Twitter posts relating to Posh’s pursuit of Latics’ rising start George Edmundson back in June 2019.

MacAntony did not name Oldham directly but it was clear he was talking about the promising defender, who would ultimately join Scottish giants Rangers on a four-year deal for around £700,000.

He said at the time: “I most certainly won’t be dealing with said club owners involved ever again.

"Been in football 12 years but still get new surprises.”

Posh boss Darren Ferguson however is keen to get Tasdemir some game time sooner rather than later.

“We want to get games into Serhat,” he said.

“We have Ryan Broom and Sammie Szmodics in his position so his game time could be limited this season, but we want to develop him so he needs to play regularly.”

Latics remain on the hunt for new recruits having added Leeds prospect Alfie McCalmont  on a season-long loan in the last week.

The midfielder, who has one senior international cap for Northern Ireland, made his debut in the defeat against Crawley at Boundary Park and is one of four loanees in the squad.

Goalkeeper Ian Lawlor and midfielders Ben Garrity and Bobby Grant are also at the club on temporary deals.