Swindon have seen their opening bid for Crawley striker Charlie Ademeno rejected by the non-league outfit.
The talented 21-year-old hit the headlines in December when he grabbed a hat-trick against Grays in four minutes and 12 seconds, the fastest in Blue Square Premier history.
Crawley boss Steve Evans, who has already rejected offers from two other clubs, confirmed the approach from the Robins and knows he could yet be faced with an improved bid.
Swindon manager Danny Wilson is eager to bolster his striking options to aid their play-off push from League One and sees Ademeno as an ideal addition.
Evans told his club's official website: "I can confirm that a media report circulating in Wiltshire on Thursday morning is accurate in that Swindon Town manager Danny Wilson has been talking to me for a few days now in relation to our young striker Charlie Ademeno.
"Danny put a proposal to me for Charlie but that was rejected after I consulted with my bosses. Danny and myself have spoken a number of times since and it's now at the point that I must now be on speed dial on Danny Wilson's mobile phone.
"On a serious note, Danny has confirmed he will be back to me after he has had time to discuss this further with his chairman; whether this leads to an increased offer is not for me to guess.
"There is no doubt that Swindon Town fancy the boy but then again it is no surprise given his talent. We are certainly not being greedy with our valuation of the boy and any offer that we receive will get our full consideration."