CARDIFF City have rejected two offers for transfer-listed striker Steve Thompson.
Manager Dave Jones has confirmed City have had bids for Thompson, both from the same club, saying: “We have said no to the offers.”
The Bluebirds would not reveal which club has made the offers, but it is certainly from the Championship.
A club insider said the latest offer is ‘well short’ of Cardiff’s valuation of Thompson.
The Scottish international remains on the transfer list, but Cardiff will not let him out unless a bid matches their valuation.
They would also ensure they could bring in a replacement.
Former Rangers and Dundee United forward Thompson, 29, signed for Cardiff City during January 2006.
He has made 63 starts and appeared as substitute 14 times, scoring 14 goals.
‘Thommo’ has scored four goals this season – including three in four matches before he was sent off in the first half of Cardiff’s 1-0 Championship defeat at Bristol City on December 15.
He has not started in the Bluebirds attack since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Paul Parry were given the nod, although he has been in the matchday 16.
There have been no new offers for Cardiff City midfield player Joe Ledley since the Bluebirds rejected a £2m-plus bid from Wolves in December.
Cardiff City have signed goalkeeper Peter Enckelman during the transfer window – and there could be two more new faces.
A striker would be needed if Thompson was to leave, while Jones is concerned about a lack of senior reserve cover at right-back.
Kevin McNaughton is first choice and playing well, but if he were injured there is no obvious replacement with Trevor Sinclair still on his way back to fitness from injury.