Dundee United FC have remained resilient on their stance in holding unto striker Simon Murray.

There have been bids for the talented forward but United have outrightly rejected a second bid from Moldavian football club Sheriff Tiraspol despite their insistence on signing him.

The Moldavian football side sent a bid of £40,000 but Dundee rejected the written bid. The earlier bid was lower hence their raising the bid but The Tangerines still refuse to give the nod.

Some reports say Dundee rejected the bid as they are confident that Sheriff would come back with a third offer. It remains a big gamble if they would see being that the transfer window is set to close by mid next week.

Sheriff want the player but there might not be enough time to seal the deal if they delay in sending a third offer as United might want.

Sheriff on the other hand can decide to wait it out and acquire the player during the summer when Murray would be out of contract with Dundee. Sheriff want to retain their hold of Moldovan football having done so 14 times out of 16 already. They want Murray to increase their attacking prowess even though they might not go beyond the regular UEFA Champions League football involvements in the qualifying round.

Murray stands a chance at better income many times over so the deal is likely to happen with the buying club or the player’s rep easing the hearts of Dundee.

Premiership side Inverness are also keen on signing Murray who has scored 16 times in 33 games for Dundee. The opened talks with the player’s agent but are not the top side to sign him as many other clubs remain interested in the Dundonian.