Reading are one of a number of Championship clubs said to be interested in the former Solihull Moors man, which includes Norwich City, Leeds United, Brentford and Nottingham Forest but, so far, it is only Rotherham United chasing the 19-goal frontman who have tabled a bid for the striker, their latest offer rumoured to be in the region of £850,000.
“It was initially thought he would leave Blundell Park for around £750,000 but he is now set to depart in a move worth more than £1-million.”
Talking to the Grimsby Telegraph, Mariners’ boss Marcus Bignot added:
Mariners boss Marcus Bignot said: “We have had one club (Rotherham) in for Omar, and we have just rejected their fourth offer.
“Omar is not for sale. We have rejected the offer 100 per cent.
“At this moment in time, one club has had four valuations, and we can’t even come to the table for any negotiations.
“His valuation is what people are prepared to pay for him. And if we did agree to the fourth offer, I wouldn’t want to go out in Grimsby.
“Omar is a goalscorer, and I’ve had him for three years so I know what it takes for him to move on to the next level.
“It’s more than about scoring goals. There’s more to it than that. I think he’s been effected by the speculation, and he’s only human.”