Kidderminster Harriers manager Stuart Watkiss will be happy to let a transfer tribunal decide the fee for Mansfield Town target Chris Beardsley.
The 21-year-old striker has been offered a new deal to stay at Aggborough but he has told Harriers he wants to leave to stay in the League and Mansfield - who had freed the player last season - want him to return.
Talks between the parties took place before the season ended and led to Beardsley being dropped for the final game of Harriers' five-year League stay at Northampton Town.
Since Beardsley is under 24, Harriers are entitled to a fee, but Mansfield boss Carlton Palmer has dismissed the figure Harriers want.
"If Mansfield want him they will have to agree a fee with us or take it to a tribunal," said Watkiss, a former Stags player and boss.
"I've spoken to Carlton and I've told him the fee we want but they weren't too happy to pay it.
"I'm quite happy for it to go to a tribunal. I think it will be quite amusing to hear what Mansfield say. The club has admitted they spoke to the player, the player admitted he spoke to the club and the player's agent admitted all parties had spoken."
Watkiss is still awaiting an answer on offers of new contracts to outofcontract Dean Keates and Mark Rawle. Both players are over 24 and therefore able to move on as Bosman free transfers.
The uncertainty over the fight for control in Harriers' boardroom, however, has meant the manager has not been able to nail down any detailed figures.