Championship new-boys Peterborough United have decided not to pursue their interest in Grimsby Town defender Ryan Bennett after having a second offer for the player rejected.
There will be no new bid from Posh's director of football Barry Fry who thinks the Mariners have over-valued the teenager.
He told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph: "Grimsby contacted me to reject our improved and very reasonable offer, so that's the end of it as far as we're concerned.
"They think they can get a couple of million for the boy, so good luck to them. I'd be amazed if there's anyone out there prepared to match what we offered.
"Bennett is a great prospect, but we will now look elsewhere."