Championship side Burnley have failed with a fresh bid for Hearts winger Andrew Driver.
The Oldham-born youngster has established himself as key member of the Jambos' first-team squad over the past two seasons and it has come as no surprise that he is attracting interest from elsewhere.
Burnley are among several teams who have sent scouts to run the rule over the 20-year-old midfielder, but appear to be the ones leading the hunt for his signature.
Despite the interest from south of the border Hearts are refusing to part with the youngster on the cheap and are holding out for a deal which they deem appropriate.
Burnley's assistant boss Sandy Stewart confirmed that the club had been knocked back in their latest attempt to lure Driver to Turf Moor, and admitted that may spell the end of the Clarets' interest.
"We have made an increased offer for Andrew this week but that has been rejected by Hearts," Stewart told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
"We'll have to wait and see (whether to continue with the interest). We've got other targets who may become available in the meantime."