Cash-strapped Farnborough have had an offer for former favourite Dean Inman turned down and described as ‘embarrassing’ by Hayes & Yeading.
The 23-year-old centre-half spent half a season on loan at Cherrywood Road from Hampton & Richmond in 2012-13 before deciding against a permanent switch and making the move to Hayes last summer.
As captain, Inman proved to be an inspiration at Kingfield but was unable to prevent the club suffering relegation on the final day of the Skrill South campaign.
United inserted an option into Inman’s contract last summer and have activated the clause, meaning he is tied to the club for next season and would command a transfer fee.
Admiring Boro boss Spencer Day has already been in contact with the player over a potential return to the club on hearing he had publicly expressed his desire to continue playing at Step 2 level and had formally handed in a transfer request.
Day submitted an offer to Hayes & Yeading for the defender, but a Hayes source close to the deal this week described the figures being discussed as “embarrassing”.
“They wanted to take him back towards the end of last season as well,” the source said. “What they are offering is nowhere near enough. It’s almost embarrassing what they’re offering.”
Day, meanwhile, refuses to be drawn in another summer-long transfer saga with Inman and is currently pondering his next move while Inman is on a two-week holiday in the Caribbean.
At the same time, however, Day is looking to tie up three senior player on new contracts for next season.
Captain Alan Inns, left-back Oli Treacher and striker Phil Page are all expected to put pen to paper on new deals today (Thursday), joining youngsters Courtney Fearn and Darryl Siaw, while several others are expected to follow suit.