Coventry striker Leon Best has handed in a transfer request at the Ricoh Arena.
Best has been the subject of interest from hometown club Nottingham Forest with Coventry rejecting three bids from the League One hopefuls for the striker.
The former Southampton ace is believed to be keen on a move to Forest and he handed in a transfer request in a bid to win a move to the City Ground.
Sky Blues boss Iain Dowie left Best out of his side for Saturday's defeat to Burnley and he hopes the club will turn down the player's request.
"I just think he wasn't in the right frame of mind to play today and that he should go away and have a little think about things over the weekend," Dowie told the club's official website.
"When you've got lads giving their heart and soul I didn't think it was right to play a lad who had expressed a desire to leave the club."
"I'll recommend to the board that the transfer request is turned down, especially at the size of the offer as it is now, but I just thought it was right to leave the lad out of the team.
"Leon is a young lad and maybe he hasn't been advised properly. My view is we brought him in as a big player for this club and let's not go over the top because he's done great for us in some games this season, like at Blackburn a couple of weeks ago.
"He's a young man, he'll make some mistakes but I'm sure he'll come back and be better than ever for us."