Livermore in Lions talks
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Millwall have opened talks with midfielder David Livermore over a new contract.Millwall have opened talks with midfielder David Livermore over a new contract.
The 25-year-old held talks with Lions boss Colin Lee and new Millwall chairman Peter de Savary this week, with the player's current deal set to expire in the summer.
Livermore was the subject of a proposed summer move to Championship rivals Southampton, but the South Coast club pulled the plug on the deal following concerns over the midfielder's fitness.
Lee is hopeful they can extend Livermore's contract beyond the current campaign.
"The chairman and I had a meeting with David," Lee told the club's official website.
"David is ambitious and we're hoping that he'll be persuaded that we will be successful here.
"He has always been a total professional and we will be talking to him further in the next week."
Another player that Lee is hoping to keep hold of is Birmingham City goalkeeper Colin Doyle.
Doyle has been on loan with Millwall for the past month and Lee admitted they have tentative permission to extend his loan stay at The Den.
"We have a verbal agreement with Steve Bruce that Colin will be here for the next month unless Birmingham have an injury or suspension problem with either of their other two keepers," Lee added.