Coventry City have turned down an improved offer from Nottingham Forest for striker Leon Best.
Best, who only arrived at the Ricoh Arena on a free transfer from Southampton during the summer, has scored three goals in 16 Championship appearances for the Sky Blues this season and the club are keen to retain his services.
Forest are believed to have already had a £600,000 bid for the player rejected, and with the club pushing for promotion from League One, manager Colin Calderwood obviously views Best as his No. 1 target.
However, new Sky Blues chairman Ray Ranson is reluctant to part company with a striker he believes will play a key role in the future of the club.
"I can confirm that the club received a revised offer from Nottingham Forest for Leon Best's registration," he said.
"This offer was immediately rejected out of hand.
"Coventry City wants to retain all of its players that it sees as having a major part to play in the future development of the club and Leon is definitely one of those players."