Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock has warned Leeds United that he has other options as he searches for a new striker.
The Blades had a £1.4 million offer for Rob Hulse rejected by the Championship outfit at the end of June.
Leeds manager Kevin Blackwell is holding out for a much higher offer for their star striker and insists the player will only leave on his terms.
However, Warnock has warned The Whites that he will not hang around and says he will take his interest elsewhere if nothing can be agreed soon.
"We're interested but I have other irons in the fire," Warnock said in the Daily Express.
Meanwhile, want-away West Brom midfielder Jason Koumas is hoping to win a move to Bramall Lane.
The Welsh international has been fined twice by The Baggies for failing to turn up to training and the 26-year-old is known to be keen to leave the Midlands club.
Bryan Robson is thought to value the Welsh international at around £2 million, a price Warnock is unwilling to pay, but the player still holds hope of making the switch to the Yorkshire club.
"We have got an excellent relationship with Sheffield United and Neil," Koumas' agent Peter McIntosh told the Mirror.
"Jason is a Premiership player, without a shadow of a doubt."