Dundee United manager Peter Houston has told Rangers the club won't back down on their £2 million asking price for striker David Goodwillie.
Rangers had an initial bid of £1 million turned down, but are expected to come back with a higher offer in the next few days. United are seemingly not prepared to negotiate.
Houston cited the fee Rangers paid for Hearts defender Lee Wallace as justification for Dundee's refusal to take a lower amount.
"Wallace went for £1.5 million with a year left on his contract and we have a 20-goal striker who has two years on his deal left and scored against good European opposition just last week," he told the Daily Record.
"Wallace is a great player - I know that from working with him at Hearts - and it's not really for me to comment on what he's worth. But we know ourselves what David is worth. I have already said where I think it would be best for David to go and nothing has changed my view on that subject.
"If someone wants Goodwillie then put the money on the table - simple as that. We will only lose him if someone pays the money we are looking for. The chairman knows what he wants for David and if someone is prepared to meet that then 100% he will be away."