Dover Athletic have rejected a bid from Conference side Gravesend & Northfleet for versatile forward Matt Carruthers.
Dover director Steve Cattermole explained why the offer was not accepted:
"[Dover chairman] Mick [Kemp] has received an offer for Matt from Gravesend, but it is below our valuation. It is unlikely that Gravesend would be able to meet Matt's terms for going full time."
27-year-old Carruthers, currently five years into his second spell with the Whites, is Dover's longest serving current player and originally came through the Whites' youth setup making his first team debut in August 1994. He has played over 200 games for Athletic, scored 38 goals and played in every outfield position except central defence.
Carruthers, who last month signed a two-year extension to his contract, impressed Fleet boss Andy Ford in last week's Kent Senior Cup quarter-final at Stonebridge Road. He scored two expertly taken goals in a 3-0 victory for the Whites.
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