Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean claims the club made Junior Hoilett a 'fantastic offer' in an attempt to keep the forward at Ewood Park.
The 22-year-old is a free agent after his Blackburn contract expired this summer and he is understood to have held talks with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Relegated Blackburn's former Premier League rivals, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland, have also been linked with Hoilett in the race to secure his signature.
But Kean insists his club did their best to keep a player who last season scored seven goals and registered five assists in the top flight.
"We have said many times, Junior is out of contract and it is his prerogative where he signs," Kean told a media conference broadcast on Sky Sports News.
"We had a very good offer on the table for him. Wherever he decides to play his football, we wish him all the best.
"We felt we made a fantastic offer to keep him. He is a player who developed to a very high standard at our club."