Premier League side reportedly made an offer that came in $A1m below the midfielder’s valuation.
Melbourne Victory have signalled their intent to keep hold of Mark Milligan after rejecting Crystal Palace’s $A1.5 million bid for the midfielder.
Palace, recently promoted to the Premier League, have confirmed they want to sign Milligan ahead of the new season after Victory coach Ange Postecoglou confirmed they had received an offer of just $A500,000 for the Australia international midfielder.
“We haven’t had a bid of $1.5 million from Palace. We’ve had a bid over the weekend but it’s fallen short of our valuation,” he revealed to Four Four Two.
The 28-year-old became a pivotal member for the Socceroos during World Cup qualifying with Postecoglou hailing him as the best player in the country and revealing he isn’t prepared to let Milligan leave.
“We value him very, very highly,” he added. “And unless somebody wants to look to prise him away from us we’d expect them to meet our valuation of him.
“He’s the best player at our club, he’s the best player in the country at the moment. I don’t think we need to be out there trying to flog him and we’re certainly not doing it for the money.”