Fulham have reportedly rejected a second bid from Al-Hilal for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The forward has three years left on his contract, but Fulham has been doubtful due to ongoing Al-Hilal interest.
A recent report claimed that the Saudi Pro League side had submitted an initial £25.5 million offer for the Serbia international.
Fulham swiftly turned down the proposal, with Marco Silva’s side keen to retain one of their prized assets.
However, Al-Hilal are not prepared to give up their pursuit yet, and they have now returned with a second improved bid.
According to Sky Sports News, the Saudi Arabian submitted an offer close to £30m, which was turned down by Fulham.
The report states that Fulham’s stance remains unchanged, as they continue to insist that the 28-year-old is not for sale.
While the Cottagers are showing no signs of giving up, the player himself is pushing to move to the Saudi Pro League.
Mitrovic allegedly asked Fulham’s vice-chairman Tony Khan to accept Al-Hilal’s offer, highlighting the significant contribution he has made to the club.
The striker registered 14 goals in 23 Premier League appearances last season, helping the Cottagers achieve a top-half finish.
During his six-year stay with the club, he scored 111 goals in 205 games and won promotion to the Premier League on two occasions.
A move to Al-Hilal would see Mitrovic join his international teammate Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who recently moved from Lazio.
They have also recruited two players from the Premier League, signing Kalidou Koulibaly and Ruben Neves from Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively.