Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill claims Gavin Gunning has turned down a move to Dundee United as part of Blackburn Rovers' bid to sign David Goodwillie.
Blackburn are keen to sign Goodwillie from the Terrors and have already seen a £1.8million bid for the Scotland international rejected.
Gunning was reportedly included in a revised bid submitted by Blackburn, but the defender has rejected the chance to move to Tannadice.
The 20-year-old is currently on trial at Scunthorpe and picked up a thigh injury during Saturday's pre-season friendly against Barnsley.
Knill is keen to sign Gunning, who had a spell on loan at Motherwell last season, on a permanent basis and is now waiting to see what will happen.
"He tweaked his thigh and funnily enough we found out this morning that Blackburn are signing David Goodwillie from Dundee United and Gavin was in the deal, so he was supposed to go there," Knill told the club's official website.
"Gav has decided he doesn't want to go.
"We'll have to wait and see. We'll assess how bad his injury is."