Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock is turning his attention elsewhere after being rebuffed in a move for Preston's David Nugent.
North End striker Nugent is rated as one of the hottest properties outside the Premiership and the Coca-Cola Championship outfit have turned down £6million in their determination to keep him.
Preston chairman Derek Shaw has told Warnock the 21-year-old is not for sale at any price.
'In a way it's just as well because I think David is outrageously overpriced for what we are talking about,' Warnock said.
'He is a good player and I'd love to have him, but at the moment it (the fee) is not realistic.
'I can understand that because Preston are trying to get into the Premiership.'
Warnock, who has signed three players from Leeds since the Blades won promotion last year, could now approach the Elland Road club again with a bid for Northern Ireland forward David Healy.