Is Josh Kayode heading for the Rotherham United exit door before the weekend?

The Millers striker isn't short of suitors.
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Josh Kayode

WANTED man Josh Kayode could leave Rotherham United before Friday night's close of the transfer window on a permanent deal.

The striker is attracting interest from more than one team and the Championship Millers are likely to receive a six-figure fee if they sell the 23-year-old.

The Republic of Ireland international, who has been at AESSEAL New York Stadium since he was 16, was on the bench for Tuesday night's Carabao Cup loss at Stoke City but didn’t come on as manager Matt Taylor chose not to risk him suffering an injury while negotiations over his sale continue.

“There is interest,” manager Matt Taylor confirmed to the Advertiser. “In relation to how this week is working out not playing him was the most sensible thing to do.”

League One Barnsley and Carlisle United are the clubs chasing the signature of a player whose deal is due to expire next summer.

Kayode has made 38 Millers appearances, scoring three goals. He had successful loans at Carlisle before his career stalled last year when he was sidelined by knee and quad injuries.

The centre-forward has featured in the league as a substitute this season but his opportunities would be limited if he remained in S60.