MILLWALL'S hopes of signing Hudderfield Town winger Sean Scannell are in the balance with just over 48 hours to go before the transfer window closes.
The Lions thought they had agreed a fee for the 23-year-old yesterday after increasing their offer to meet the Terriers' asking price.
But the Yorkshire side have backtracked on the agreement, leaving the deal up in the air.
Ian Holloway bid £200,000, plus substantial add-ons, for Scannell two weeks ago but was told that he needed to stump up more cash.
Chairman John Berylson sanctioned an improved offer on Friday in the hope of bringing talks to a swift conclusion.
That offer was initially accepted before Huddersfield changed tact and decided to start the midfielder in their 4-2 defeat at Watford today.
Millwall are still hoping to sign Scannell but they won't improve their offer further and are said to be unhappy that the goalposts were moved at the eleventh hour.