Belfast Telegraph

Wolves' Mills bid rejected

Reading manager Brian McDermott has confirmed the club have rejected a bid from Wolves for central defender Matt Mills.

McDermott insists Wolves' offer - believed to be in the region of £3 million - is below the Royals valuation of Mills which is around £4 million. Stoke and Leicester are also understood to be interested in the Reading skipper.

McDermott told the Reading Chronicle: "We've had an offer from Wolves (for Mills) which was turned down. It was way off our valuation. I don't know if they will come back for more. They may do but I don't want to encourage clubs to bid for our players."

McDermott is keen to retain the services of 24-year-old Mills.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has made strengthening his defence a priority after his side leaked too many soft goals last season.

Other names on his radar include Richard Dunne, Roger Johnson, Jonny Evans, Matthew Upson and Sebastien Bassong.


From Belfast Telegraph