Ipswich's pursuit of Leeds left back Dan Harding has hit a snag.
The 22-year-old only joined Leeds from Brighton a year ago but did not enjoy the best of campaigns at Elland Road and is ready to be offloaded by boss Kevin Blackwell.
New Ipswich coach Jim Magilton is keen to snap him up but negotiations have stalled, with Blackwell demanding one of Town's players in return.
Leeds are short of goalkeepers following Ian Bennett's move to Sheffield United and injury to Neil Sullivan, and are reportedly only willing to do a deal for Harding in exchange for shot-stopper Shane Supple.
"You could say our interest in Dan Harding is on-going. It is a work in progress," said Magilton.
"But that doesn't mean we are going to do business to the detriment of other areas of the team.
"Leeds were keen on a player exchange deal for one of our lads but I'm saying no more than that at this stage. We didn't even consider it - we just said no way.
"I would like to sign Dan Harding but Leeds' proposal wasn't acceptable to us. Like I said, I am not prepared to strengthen one area of the team and at the same time weaken another."