WREXHAM manager Denis Smith has accused Craig Morgan's representatives of "playing games" with the club.
The 19-year-old centre-back, whose Dragons contract expired earlier this summer, has so far not put pen to paper on the new deal he has been offered.
In Thursday's Daily Post, Morgan described Wrexham's offer as "unfair" and said he would walk away from the Racecourse if the terms of his contract were not improved.
The saga took an unexpected twist when Smith revealed he had been told by both Morgan and his agent, Lee Payne, that the defender would re-sign on Monday.
But, having been let down once by the player, the Wrexham boss is taking nothing for granted.
Smith said: "Craig came to see me on Monday and said he would be signing his contract on Tuesday.
"But he didn't sign it so I asked him why and he said he'd had a word with his agent.
"So I've spoken to his agent and his agent tells me he's going to sign on Monday, but we'll wait and see."
If Morgan decides against signing a new contract, he would be free to leave - but Wrexham would be entitled to a compensation payment from whichever club he joins as he is under the age of 24.
Smith added: "They're obviously playing games and trying to get him a move somewhere else. But if he goes somewhere else, people will have to pay because the lad is our player and his registration is with us."
Morgan's agent Lee Payne said his client was still in two minds.
"It's not about money," said Payne, contradicting what Morgan had told Post Sport earlier in the week. "We know Wrexham haven't got any so that's not an issue." "Other clubs have shown interest and maybe it's time that Craig went on to further his career.
"But saying that Craig is settled at Wrexham and he knows the club have looked after him. Half of him wants to stay and the other half wants to try something new."