Dean Hoyle says new boss Chris Powell did not want Sean Scannell to leave Huddersfield Town.
The owner-chairman revealed Millwall made a bid for the wide man before the transfer window closed on Monday, but Powell said no, even though he had not been appointed manager at that stage.
Boardroom chief Hoyle said Town kept Powell and the other leading candidates fully up to speed with their transfer intentions – including the arrival of Mark Hudson from Cardiff City and any possible outgoings.
Hoyle explained: “Getting Mark Hudson is a real coup for our club, it’s hand in glove and a perfect fit. Chris bought into that move, he knew what was happening and he gave the thumbs up.
“It was the same with Sean Scannell and the possibility of him going to Millwall. They put in a bid and we said to Chris ‘what about Sean Scannell going?’.
“Chris told us he didn’t want Sean Scannell leaving this club because he would be a big part of his plans, so we blocked that move.”