Peterhead’s Jim McInally has revealed Rory McAllister has held talks with Dundee United – but expects the striker to stay.
The Blue Toon boss has also indicated the club may be prepared to open talks with the forward over a new deal.
No fee was agreed with the Championship club but Peterhead allowed McAllister to speak with the club in case the forward wanted full-time football.
But McInally does not expect him to leave, saying the forward has indicated he would prefer to stay at Balmoor.
He said: “Rory has spoken to them but he is not keen.
“He indicated he would rather stay at the club.”
The comments will come as a huge relief to Peterhead fans just days before the league opener at Alloa.
McAllister was joint-top scorer in League One last year, netting 31 times in all competitions.
McInally still wants a new forward but is relieved to keep hold of his main man.
The manager also gave his blessing if the club decided to offer the striker a new contract.
He said: “He’s just one of these talismen at football clubs.
“We never agreed a fee with United and really, we couldn’t put a price on him.