Bristol City have rejected a written offer for Ghana winger Albert Adomah following his heroics at the ongoing 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The English side have confirmed that they received an undisclosed offer for the star player Adomah from Championship rivals Crystal Palace.
Eagles boss Ian Holloway is a big admirer of the Ghana international and sees him as an ideal replacement for Wilfried Zaha.
The teenage winger was today completing a move to Premier League leaders Manchester United, who have agreed a £15m deal with the South London club.
Although Zaha will be loaned back to Palace until the end of the season as part of the deal that takes him to Old Trafford, Holloway is looking for a long-term replacement.
Palace will receive £10m up front for Zaha and will use a percentage of that money to test Bristol City's resolve.
City today confirmed they had received a bid for Adomah, but declined to give any more details.
A club statement said: "Bristol City FC can confirm a written offer has been received for winger Albert Adomah.
"That offer has been rejected. The club plans to make no further comment."
City are refusing to put a valuation on Adomah's head, but The Post understands they rejected a verbal offer of around £2m made by Swansea last summer.
Currently on African Cup of Nations duty with Ghana in South Africa, Adomah has 18 months of his Ashton Gate contract to run and City are unlikely to let him go for anything less than £3m.