With Leeds having two bids rejected by Chesterfield for Liam Cooper, it looks unlikely that he is going to join up with the Elland Road outfit and Leeds seem set to turn their interest elsewhere.
The defender who has amassed 70 appearances in his time at Chesterfield including a loan spell when Hull City let him join the League 2 side in which his switch was made permanent in 2013 with him joining up with the club in January.
Now Cooper has attracted more interested from Leeds, Chesterfield are prepared to drive a hard bargain and the Daily Star reported that the second bid for the player was one of £650,000 including a sell on clause for the Spireites.
The Daily Star also reports that Cooper has made his ambitions to join Leeds clear despite Chesterfields determination to hold out for a fee of reportedly £1.2 million.
HITC Sport reported that Hockaday said the deal was “dead in the water” at a press conference regarding Cooper and its showing that a move for the centre-back has become increasingly unlikely.
It is expected that Chesterfield are hoping other Championship clubs are going to come in for Cooper and rival Leeds’ bids.