MILLWALL'S chances of signing Matt Smith have taken a blow after the striker was told by Leeds that he is not for sale and will be offered a new contract.
Smith and his agent met owner Massimo Cellino yesterday to discuss his future at the club and talks quickly turned to extending his deal at Elland Road.
The 25-year-old has been told to expect an offer of new terms after the weekend.
There had been an expectation that Italian Cellino might be willing sell the frontman, having yesterday signed Billy Sharp and agreed a fee with Rotherham for Kieran Agard.
But despite not starting in the Championship opener at The Den last weekend, Smith has been assured that he is still wanted at the Yorkshire club.
Millwall will monitor Smith's talks with Leeds next week but a source confirmed that boss Ian Holloway will "probably be moving on" in his striker search.