Birmingham City and Bristol City have both seen bids rejected by Luton Town for striker Isaac Vassell, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.
Vassell is regarded as one of the best forwards in the lower leagues after scoring 14 goals for Luton last season following his arrival on a free transfer from Truro last summer.
The 23-year-old has picked up where he left off last season with two goals in the 8-2 thrashing of Yeovil Town on the opening day of the League Two season to enhance his growing reputation.
A number of clubs higher up the football pyramid have been alerted to Vassell's talents following his exploits for Luton and Birmingham and Bristol City have firmed up their interest with bids of £1.2million which have been rejected by Luton.
Luton do not want to lose Vassell as Nathan Jones wants to keep hold of his best players as he looks to build a side capable of going one better next season and winning promotion from League Two.
Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp and Bristol City manager Lee Johnson are both looking to add to their attacking options before the close of the transfer window and it remains to be seen if they will come back with improved offers for Vassell.