Doncaster have admitted an interest in Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford but have seen their approach for Neil Kilkenny rejected.
Beckford, who scored 34 goals last season, has been placed on the Elland Road transfer list after rejecting an improved contract offer.
Rovers were keen to bring his Whites team-mate Kilkenny to the Keepmoat Stadium but were given short shrift by Simon Grayson.
The Championship club, who defeated Leeds in the League One play-off final in 2008, may be forced to shelve any move for Beckford depending on his valuation.
"We would be interested in Beckford after we heard he was available but he might be out of our budget but we will monitor that," assistant manager Richard O'Kelly told his club's official website.
Doncaster were told by Grayson that Australia international Kilkenny was not for sale after they inquired about him.
"He (Grayson) told us that Neil still figured in his plans so at this time that's as far as it's gone," O'Kelly added.
"As with every player at every club, they all have a price, so it's an ongoing thing at the moment and we will see if anything happens."