Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara says a second bid for Billy Mckay has been rejected.
The Tangerines want the Wigan Athletic striker and are prepared to go as high as six figures to get him. However, the Latics have now said no twice.
Speaking after the 3-1 pre-season friendly loss to AZ Alkmaar, McNamara said: “The chairman (Stephen Thompson) has been dealing with that.
“We have had a second bid that I think has been rejected so we will wait and see. There is plenty of time to go yet.”
McNamara gave trialist midfielder Rodney Sneijder 15 minutes against AZ and was pleased with what he saw.
“I thought he did well,” said the boss. “He trained with us for the first time yesterday and we had two training games.
“You can see he can play. Even in training you can see his ability.”
A real plus for United was the display of young German goalie Luis Zwick, who made several excellent saves.
McNamara added: “He looked assured and didn’t deserve to lose any goals.
“It was a great test for us and there are a lot of positives tonight.”