Leeds United last night failed in an attempt to sign Barnsley forward Sam Winnall.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reported Leeds made an offer of £300,000 for the striker, while there have also been suggestions that not all of this figure was to be paid up front.
Fellow League One forward Connor Washington was sold by Peterborough to QPR for £2.5 million this month, a figure which makes Leeds' opening bid for Winnall look derisory.
Leeds are attempting to sign another striker with Chris Wood suffering injury problems, and Mirco Antenucci being in the final six months of his contract.
Winnall's side Barnsley are currently in 13th place in League One, but selling their top scorer late in the transfer window without time to sign a replacement could make for a tricky second half of the campaign.
Barnsley fans are not impressed with the bid from Leeds United. Here is a look at how they reacted via Twitter...
150k for Winnall Take Leeds to jail because that's vile— Crouchyy (@KieranBarrett96) January 29, 2016
Big test for the board of Barnsley Fc in the next few days. Let Winnall go and risk the wrath of the fans or show some Bollax and keep him.— Andrew Williams (@DrZazlos) January 28, 2016
Anything near £1million for Winnall and I'd snap their hands off, decent goalscorer but limited footballer. Most overrated since Bogdanovic— Tom Whitfield (@twhitfield87) January 28, 2016
If winnall leaves I'll literally give up my season ticket— lewis fletcher (@LewisFletcher98) January 28, 2016
Barnsley paid 250k for winnall and he has 18 months left. Been told board basically put phone down on Leeds and not looking to sell.— Mark Copley (@MDCopley) January 28, 2016