Southend chairman Ron Martin has confirmed that the club have turned down a second offer from Barnsley for Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
The Tykes had a £250,000 bid for the winger rejected and were given a resounding 'no' after coming in with a second lower offer.
The Jamaica international looked to be heading for the exit at Roots Hall after being left out of Saturday's win over Millwall but a move away now looks highly unlikely.
"Barnsley have submitted another bid which was considerably lower than their offer four weeks or so ago," Martins told the club's official website.
"I have categorically turned that offer down."