Iain Dowie has told Nottingham Forest he will let Leon Best leave Coventry, but only for the right price.
Skysports.com revealed last week that Coventry had rejected a third bid from Forest for the young striker.
Best has since handed in a transfer request and Dowie does not want to keep him at The Ricoh Arena against his wishes.
However, the Sky Blues boss is standing firm on what he feels is an accurate valuation of Best, with Forest's last confirmed offer £1million.
"I have put my view to the board and at the end of the day the lad wants to go and play for his home town club and that's understandable," Dowie told the Coventry Telegraph.
"He's a young boy who has done very well for us in patches and is one we brought in for the future, but he has got his views and we will see how we go between now and the end of the window.
"Certainly at the level they are talking about, there is not a deal to be done.
"I am not a great believer in keeping people here against their wishes but, in the end, it has got to be right for us."
Ipswich have also been linked with a move for Best and Dowie admits the Suffolk club have been in touch, but have yet to make an offer.
"I have spoken to Jim (Magilton) loads of times and he's always talking about players," Dowie explained.
"He has mentioned Besty and other players in my team but there is nothing concrete on that at all.
"He's my best pal in football and if there had been a bid for him I am sure I would have known about it."