Rangers favourites for Goodwillie as Bristol City drop out of running
The English Championship club had been long-time admirers of the 22-year-old hitman, who scored 18 goals for the Tannadice outfit last season.
City manager Keith Millen travelled to Tayside twice during the last campaign to watch his target in action.
But Millen has now decided not to make a bid to try to lure him to Ashton Gate and said: "I did have a couple of trips to Scotland and David was one of the players I watched. I am looking to strengthen in certain positions but I won't be taking that one on any further."