Rotherham boss Paul Warne has ruled out signing Stevenage striker Matty Godden this month.
The Millers have been linked with Godden for much of the summer, with the player reportedly keen on coming to South Yorkshire.
However, the League Two club valued Godden, who is now interesting Charlton, too highly for Warne and he will not be pursuing a deal before the window shuts in three weeks.
“I won’t be back in for him,” the boss said. “I won’t be back. I really like Matty and I text him last week to wish him all the best for the season.
“Maybe one day our paths will cross but it won’t be in this transfer window.
“Their valuation was different to mine, it was more than I was prepared to pay.”
Warne is still working on signing players in other areas of the pitch and has had Brentford youngster Manny Onariase on trial this week, with a view to a loan deal.
And Warne will decide whether to push a move through after training on Friday.
“He’s done all right. He’s a good kid. He wants to improve. He’s pretty athletic,” Warne said.
“I’ve watched him today, we’ll watch him tomorrow and then we’ll make a decision on that.
“I don’t want to give the decision to the press before I give it to the lad.
“He’s had a really good week. He was happy to come in and prove his worth.
“He’s trained really well. It’s just whether I can give him some time on the pitch. We’ll discuss that with him and his agent and my coaches tomorrow.”