Millwall have not formally agreed a fee with Bradford City for striker James Hanson.
Boss Neil Harris wants to bring the target man to The Den, but Bradford have already rejected two offers from the Lions.
A third bid remains on the table but Bantams manager Phil Parkinson does not want the 27-year-old to leave the club and has been trying to convince him that his immediate future remains at Valley Parade.
Parkinson has told local media in Bradford he wants to keep the club’s best players to build on last season’s seventh-place finish in League One – and Hanson is believed to be part of those plans.
Hanson attracted the attention of Millwall after some eye-catching performances in the FA Cup last season, including a goal in their 4-0 third-round win over Ian Holloway’s side.
Harris, however, will move on to other targets if a deal cannot be agreed for the centre-forward.