Bradford City and Guiseley AFC are set to go to a Football Association tribunal over the transfer of striker James Hanson from the UniBond club to the Coca Cola League two club.

The 21-year-old Hanson joined City in the summer from the UniBond Premier Division club and has scored four goals already.

Guiseley manager Steve Kittrick said: “We are prepared to mediate, but their mediation is very, very slight.”

City joint-chairman Mark Lawn claims Guiseley want too much money. Lawn has also said that Guiseley want more money than Bradford paid for Gareth Evans who, unlike Hanson, was signed as a proven Football League goalscorer.

Due to the failure to agree a fee, Lawn now expects the case to go to an FA tribunal.

Kittrick added: “The way Bradford are batting at the moment I think it will go to a tribunal. I’d rather not say what fee we want, but on a scale of one to 10, Bradford have started at one and now moved to two and we’ve come down from 10 to eight.

“We think we are being reasonable with it all, but Bradford have got to play ball with us. James has done very well since his move and he went with everyone’s blessing after we’d looked after him and nurtured him for a few years.

“It was a great opportunity for him and now he has gone full-time he has quickly developed into a good player at that level. I just hope the two clubs can sort this out and then everyone can move on.

We did not want to stand in James’ way but we are entitled to a fee as he was under-24, had been on contract and had been offered another.”

Hanson was leading scorer at Guiseley over the past two seasons. Guiseley themselves had to pay a £15,000 fee for striker Adam Muller last season.