St Johnstone have knocked back an offer from Barnsley for Jason Kerr, Courier Sport understands.
The Perth club have no intention of selling the former Scotland under-21 international and are hopeful of agreeing a contract extension with him.
Kerr’s current deal still has 18 months left on it so Saints are under no pressure to cash in on one of their star players.
The bid from the English League One club is thought to have been a very low six-figure one – nowhere near the player’s worth.
Since returning from loan spells at East Fife and Queen of the South, Kerr has established himself as one of the best young centre-backs in the country.
He has been a virtual ever present in Tommy Wright’s first team in the last 12 months.
Given the transfer fee paid by Celtic for Jack Hendry and the multi-million pound value Aberdeen have placed on Scott McKenna, there is no way Saints would let Kerr leave unless an eye-watering bid came in.