Approach from Championship side for Rotherham United's Ben Wiles

The transfer window is drawing towards a close.
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ROTHERHAM United midfielder Ben Wiles has become a wanted man as clubs prepare to enter the final week of the summer transfer window. 

There has been an approach from a rival Championship side keen to acquire the 24-year-old who is in the last year of his contract after the Millers exercised a 12-month extension option.

Manager Matt Taylor confirmed the development to the Advertiser. The boss didn't name the suitors, but Huddersfield Town are believed to be admirers.

Any transfer would have to be wrapped up by 11pm a week tomorrow and, if the player was to leave, Rotherham could potentially use the proceeds to fund late signings of their own.

Wiles is a home-grown talent, having joined the Millers when he was nine, and made his first-team breakthrough in 2018. He has since racked up more than 190 appearances, scoring 17 goals.

Burnley, who went on to be promoted to the Premier League, made several bids for him a year ago and their highest offer was well in excess of £2 million.

The Millers rejected any advances then but may now choose to cash in on someone who would be able to leave for free at the end of this campaign.

Talks over a new deal to keep him at AESSEAL New York Stadium have been taking place without a resolution being reached.