The Birmingham Mail reports that West Bromwich Albion have lodged a second offer for Wigan Athletic winger Callum McManaman.
The Baggies are said to have opened the bidding at £3 million, but saw that approach knocked back.
Tony Pulis is reported to have upped the stakes to over £4 million and is now waiting on a response from the Latics.
It may be that they have to dig a little deeper in order to get a deal done, with the Birmingham Mail suggesting that Wigan are looking for closer to £6 million.
They have McManaman tied to a long-term contract and are under no pressure to part with a man that helped them to FA Cup glory in 2013.
Malky Mackay has, however, struggled to bring about a reversal in fortune at the DW Stadium and will be aware that Championship troubles have left the Latics open to raids from afar.
West Brom appear to have identified McManaman as a top target and a player they would like to bring back to the Premier League, but Pulis revealed after Monday’s 0-0 draw with Everton – in quotes carried by the Birmingham Mail – that he has bids in for ‘four different players’.