Barnet have again been knocked back in their attempts to sign Macclesfield winger Danny Rowe, after the National League side rejected a second bid from the Bees.

The club's forays into the transfer market have made them one of the busiest teams in the country during the January transfer window, with eight players joining or leaving north London since the start of the month.

Last Wednesday, a bid believed to be in the region of £100,000 was rebuffed by the Silkmen, and an improved offer has since also been turned down.

Rowe could, however, still add to the signings of Luke Coulson, Charlie Clough, David Tutonda, Ricardo Santos, Dan Sweeney and Simeon Akinola at The Hive – with joint head coach Henry Newman confirming the Bees retain an interest in the 24-year-old.

"We put a bid in for Danny last week, we like him very much," he said. "Macclesfield are holding firm in their stance, though.

"Since then, we put a better offer in and we will see if their approach changes. He is a player we like, but it is whether they are willing to sell for the price we bid."

Newman added the Bees were far from complete in moulding their squad as they push for the League 2 play-offs, despite their wealth of business to date.

Coulson became the latest man to arrive through the revolving transfer door at The Hive last week, and was followed by defender Charlie Clough on Monday as the club's busy month continued.

"We're very pleased with the incomings and outgoings so far," said Newman. "We've got some more business we want to do in both directions before the end of the month.

"We will be working hard to get the squad in the shape we want it to be in so that we can push for the play-offs.

"Charlie Clough is someone we're delighted to get in. We identified him in December, but thought it would be unlikely to get him in. That stance changed from Forest Green a week ago, and it's great to get it over the line."