Hearts manager Jim Jefferies has refused meet Kilmarnock's valuation of midfielder Craig Bryson, insisting his former club need to be more reasonable.
Jefferies brought the 23-year-old to Killie from Clyde in 2007 and is keen to make Bryson his fifth permanent signing of the summer.
However, the Jambos boss is adamant that he will not pursue the Scotland Under-21 international further unless Kilmarnock change their stance.
The Tynecastle club are believed to have had an offer in the region of £300,000 turned down by the Rugby Park outfit.
Jefferies said: "It will only change if Kilmarnock want to sell the boy, it's their prerogative to turn down any offer just like it is our prerogative to make what we feel was a reasonable offer.
"If they feel he is worth more than that, they have every right to turn it down and it will only be resurrected if they come back to us."