CHESTER CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan has confirmed that a second club had made an offer for City's leading scorer Daryl Clare.
Boston United were the first club to show an interest in last season's Nationwide Conference Golden Boot winner. On Friday, ambitious Conference South outfit Hornchurch tabled an offer for the 25-year-old player.
The Essex club contacted Vaughan with their offer, but the City supremo didn't take long to reject the approach: "The bid was nothing like the money that was quoted in a media report last night.
"It was way beneath our valuation and the structured payment system it offered was, quite frankly, derisory.
"Boston placed a verbal bid on Thursday which was unacceptable and their promised written follow-up didn't materialise, although I understand they are holding a board meeting on Monday and a decision will be taken as to whether they wish to pursue their interest in Darryl."
Vaughan added: "I hope this is now the end of this episode and Darryl Clare can settle down and devote his attentions to being a part of Chester City's return to the Football League.
"The lad has been unsettled by an illegal approach, which we will be reporting to the relevant authorities.
"I hope now he can get all the negative thoughts out of his head and look forward to the challenge ahead at the Deva Stadium."