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Danny Armstrong Bolton transfer bids rejected as Kilmarnock dismiss six-figure offers

Kilmarnock star Danny Armstrong
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Kilmarnock have reportedly rejected two bids from Bolton Wanderers for key man Danny Armstrong.

Killie winger Armstrong established himself as one of the top attackers in the Scottish Premiership last season, racking up an impressive nine goals and 14 assists across all competitions. The 26-year-old sparkled against the likes of Rangers and Celtic and his form even led to pundits clamouring for him to be called up for Scotland's Euro 2024 squad.

But with just 12 months to run on his Rugby Park contract, Armstrong has attracted suitors from down south. The Daily Mail reports that the Trotters stepped up their interest last week by tabling two offers worth around £400,000.

However, those bids were swiftly booted out by Killie chiefs, who haven't given up hope of convincing the former Raith Rovers man to stay in Ayrshire. Boss Derek McInnes sees Armstrong as a vital figure ahead of the Europa League qualifiers and it would likely take significantly improved terms to tempt the club into doing business.

Speaking recently about ongoing contract talks, McInnes said: "With Danny, we’ve been trying for the last six or seven months to get an agreement where he can sign a bit longer. The reality is it’s going to be difficult to do that, I think. Danny’s into his last year now, which is not a situation anybody at the club wants. We’ve tried hard to try to avoid that situation. All of these things are ongoing.

"We’re trying to keep good players within the club as well as trying to attract good players from out with. It’s a constant battle, to be honest. While the players are with us, like Danny, he’s got a lot to offer us. We don’t just want to let players walk out of the door cheaply. He’s such a key player for us, and we’ve got Europe to look forward to, but we see the importance of trying to get that longer-term stability for our players."