As the old saying goes ‘no news is good news’. Or in the case of the close season transfer rumour mill no news is certainly printable. Currently not going anywhere and not actually being bid upon amongst Rovers’ squad is central defender Matt Mills. Before the weekend Clubcall suggested that Burnley were set to make a £2.5million bid for Mills although as with all other supposed bids this summer it is yet to happen. This sparked some interesting speculation about Mills’ merits on the football blog WorldFootballHere who suggested Mills is ‘…not great in possession of the ball’, but I can think of plenty of folk prepared to argue that.
Today though is another day and it seems Burnley have been replaced by Wolverhampton Wanderers as Mills new suitors, although the story on the VitalWolves website suggested that Mick McCarthy was ending his pursuit of Mills rather than beginning it. Put off by a supposed £3million price tag, with the site arguing the price ‘seems a bit excessive’. Maybe so, but we’ve all seen worse players go for more.
Moving away from Mills and the Yorkshire Post have sparked a rumour that ‘Martin Woods, Doncaster Rovers’ £750,000-rated playmaker, is wanted by Reading’. Which could have been an interesting story had that not been it in it’s entirety. That genuinely is all they have, just that rogue unconnected sentence stuck on the bottom of an article about Hull City. I think its safe to file that one under idle speculation.