Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has revealed Barnsley have made an offer for Alan Lee and does not expect the striker to move to Norwich City.
Lee finished last season on loan at Carrow Road and scored two goals in seven appearances as the Canaries were relegated to League One.
The Republic of Ireland international is keen on a permanent move to Norwich, but the club have yet to match Palace's valuation of the 30-year-old.
Barnsley have now entered the chase for the former Ipswich front man, with Warnock still feeling a deal is a long way off.
"We're a long way short of doing a deal - I can't see a move to Norwich coming off," Warnock told the South London Press.
"Firstly the fee is nowhere near what we value him at, and their wage offer is nowhere near what Alan is getting.
"Alan wants to go there, but he and his agent are not daft - if Norwich can't come up with the goods they will have to look at other options. We have had an offer from Barnsley."