ROTHERHAM UNITED: Millers thwarted in £300,000 bid

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ROTHERHAM United were looking at paying a club-record £300,000 fee for a talented striker from a Premier League club earlier this summer.

However, his club decided they did not want to sell, although Millers manager Steve Evans is still hopeful he might arrive at the New York Stadium on loan.

“I tried to bring the lad in for what would have been a record fee for this football club. It would have been £300,000, but his club did not want to sell,” said Evans.

“I am keeping tabs on the situation and want to re-visit it. A long-term loan remains a possibility.”

Evans said the youngster played in the Premier League at the end of last season.

The Millers boss is poised to make a bid for a striker “within the next 24 hours”.

The Millers were knocked back last weekend by a player after everything had seemingly been agreed.

Evans said they have moved on from that episode and that he would have talks with chairman Tony Stewart over the next target.

It is likely that any bid for the latest target would have to be more than £100,000.

Evans said he would be “disappointed” if he didn’t sign one or two more players.