MILLWALL have turned down a bid from Cardiff City for Scott Malone.
As first revealed by NewsAtDen, the Bluebirds are long-term admirers of the left back and firmed up their interest with a concrete offer in the last 48 hours.
Malone is out-of-contract in the summer and there have been no talks about an extension to his deal at The Den, so Cardiff are hoping to nab him for a cut-price fee.
But their opening bid of around £75,000 has been rejected.
Because of Malone's contractual situation, there is a limit to how much he will command in the January transfer window.
As a result, it is understood the Lions would be more inclined to part with the 23-year-old if Cardiff offered a player in exchange for him.