MILLWALL BAULK AT CADAMARTERI DEMANDS
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bradford, Stoke and Millwall have all been linked with the player, after Everton confirmed last month that they were prepared to let the player leave.
However, The Lions have failed in their bid, after manger Mark McGhee revealed they were unwilling to even think about matching his £14,000 per-week wages at Goodison Park.
"Danny was one of the players we have been looking at with a view to boosting the squad at least in the short term until Neil Harris is restored to full match fitness. But he's made it clear that he doesn't want to come to us and that's an end to it," McGhee told the club's official website.
"The search continues and we will bring others in, but the problems we face are amply demonstrated by an enquiry we made for another Premiership player, who I thought would be a good addition to the squad.
"He is not playing in his club's first team and they are happy to see him move on but his wages are in excess of £14,000-a-week and he has some period of his contract left to be looked after.
"Whilst we know that we will have to increase our wage bill and step things up, if you bring in someone like that the other players already here who have signed new contracts would find it a little bit unfair.
"We're aware that to get into the Premier League we're going to have to increase and improve the squad and at some stage that will involve breaking the pay structure here and bringing the others along with it.
"We're prepared for that but we're not in a position at the moment to sign good players and pay them the sort of money that great players deserve.
"In the meantime, it's frustrating for me, for the chairman and for the supporters. But we will eventually get the right players at a price we can afford and we will have a team capable of getting us promoted."