Midfielder Liam Trotter, who spent time on trial with Scunthorpe this summer is set to join League One rivals AFC Wimbledon on a two year deal.
Iron boss Graham Alexander confirmed to BBC Radio Humberside that the club had offered to take the former Bolton man to Austria on their pre season training camp, but with no guarantee of a contract offer, Trotter declined.
“I spoke to Liam before we came out to Austria, after the York game and explained my position really that I need to see him for a little bit longer,” Alexander said.
“He had offers on the table from other clubs and there was nothing guaranteed here.
“He thought about it overnight and he just informed me that he was going to take one of the other options. He didn’t want to risk the possibility of losing a deal by coming away with us.
“I understood his situation and we move on.”
Trotter, who enjoyed a loan spell at Glanford Park earlier in his career will be back to face Scunthorpe on the opening day of the season with his new club.