A lot of speculation on both sides here...likely some truth both ways. Of course Harvin wants more money, and deserves it. We also know that he has a reputation of missing practices and throwing tantrums. I don't want to see him go, as I think he's a one of a kind talent, but I really, really love the blue collar, hard workin, team first personality that seems to be building, and if he can't get with that, then maybe we're better off without him.
And, his value won't go up from here. IF he goes into holdout mode and/or throws another tantrum, he hurts his trade value and his own pockets. But a guy who plays 3 positions well has some decent value, and good teams make sure they make the most of the draft picks they win on, one way or another.