Leicester have been told to revise their offer for Rufus Brevett if they want to bring him in from Plymouth.
The veteran full back is surplus to requirements under Tony Pulis at Home Park and The Foxes came in with an offer this week.
The offer from The Walkers Stadium was a four-week loan, but it did not meet favour with Pulis who has told them to shift their stance.
"Leicester rung up and wanted to take Rufus for a month," Pulis told the club's website.
"A month is no good for me or the club, if they want Rufus they should take him for the rest of the season."
Brevett has also been linked with Doncaster in recent weeks and the 36-year-old seems destined to move on from Plymouth in the near future.
Leicester, meanwhile, have handed a new deal to striker Chris O'Grady.
The 20-year-old has climbed through the academy to feature in the first team this term and has been rewarded with a new deal which ties him to the club until the summer of 2008.