Coventry have rejected a fresh approach from Nottingham Forest for want-away forward Leon Best.
Best, who only joined the Sky Blues in a £650,000 deal from Southampton in the summer, handed in a transfer request earlier this month following news of Forest's interest.
Forest - Best's hometown team - have had two bids for the 21-year-old turned down. The second offer was believed to be £1million.
Coventry boss Iain Dowie confirmed the Forest have returned with a fresh bid - but revealed it was a restructured offer rather than the £1.25million that has been reported.
Re-jigged"They have made a re-jigged bid rather than a new bid so they have changed it around to make it look prettier," said Dowie.
"There is something on the table but it is not quite what we want."
Dowie would prefer to keep the player at the Ricoh Arena, but has not closed the door on the possibility of Best leaving the club before the transfer deadline.
"Leon has had his head turned but he won't be moving anywhere unless someone meets our valuation of him and we can get similar or better cover in," said Dowie.
"He was brought here for the future so of course we don't want to let him go, but I understand the lure when your home-town club comes in for you."