MIDFIELD man Jamie Lindsay remains a Rotherham United target despite his club's insistence that the player intends to stay in Scotland.
The Millers offered Ross County £150,000 for the 23-year-old earlier in the summer and are monitoring developments at the newly-promoted Scottish Premier League side.
The bid was rejected, with the Staggies thought to be asking for £250,000, but Rotherham's interest isn't at an end.
“If one of the names on our midfield list becomes available and is affordable, we'll press the 'yes' button,” said Millers manager Paul Warne when the Advertiser asked him about the former Celtic youngster.
Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson maintains that Lindsay, who has a year left on his contract, is relishing the prospect of life in the top flight north of the border following last term's promotion from the Scottish second tier.
Ferguson told the Press and Journal newspaper: “Jamie Lindsay is very clear - he wants to be here. And we want him to be here.
“We had a great chat with him and he loves it here. He wants to prove himself in the Premiership.
“Whether he moves on after that, that’s fine, but he’s got a plan in his own head and I love to hear that from players.”
Warne, who is in Germany on a week-long training camp with his squad, is looking to lead Rotherham back to the Championship at the first attempt.
He has already signed midfielders Shaun MacDonald and Daniel Barlaser but said: “We have still got a few midfield targets. We always need to strengthen.
“Everything looks good in pre-season but you get to November and if there is a suspension and an injury or two, you have problems, don't you?
“At the moment, I think I've got only 19 pros, which isn't the biggest of squads.”
Meanwhile, the Millers hope they're close to concluding a loan deal which would see a young Premier League goalkeeper, believed to be Leicester City's Daniel Iversen, move to AESSEAL New York Stadium for a season.
“We've ticked all the boxes with the keeper we want to come in,” Warne said. “We're just waiting for his club to give the green light.
“I haven't spoken to the keeper but I have had contact with his agent who is making sounds that the player would be more than interested.
“If we don't get the one that we want, we'll go for someone else on our list.”
This article first appeared in the Advertiser