Sky Sports understand that Barnsley have rebuffed an enquiry from Birmingham City for Stephen Dawson.
The Irish international has impressed since joining the Tykes in January last year from Leyton Orient.
A number of clubs have been tracking his performances and Birmingham have made an enquiry.
However, the manager-less Tykes have rebuffed the initial approach insisting that no decisions can be made until their new manager is appointed.
Birmingham are likely to return for Dawson once Barnsley have their new boss in place.