Wolves snub Miller offer
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wolves have turned down a seven-figure offer from Sunderland for Kenny Miller.Wolves have confirmed that they have turned down a seven-figure offer from Sunderland for striker Kenny Miller.
The Scottish international scored 20 goals in The Championship over the course of the campaign although has remained on the transfer list at his own request following a bust-up with previous boss Dave Jones.
After losing Marcus Stewart, The Black Cats are looking to bolster their attacking options for Premiership football next year, although they may have to considerably up their bid if they are to land the former Rangers man.
Even though Miller is out of contract next summer, Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey insisted that the club would not compromise over their asking price and would be delighted to retain his services for the coming campaign.
"The cost of finding a 20-goal replacement would be far greater than what Sunderland has offered," Moxey told the club's official website.
"Furthermore, in our opinion, the cost to any Premier League club trying to buy a player of Kenny's age, experience, international status and goalscoring abilities would be greater than what is now on the table.
"The manager has had meetings with Kenny, and the player has indicated that he wishes to stay on the transfer list.
"We are aware that he will be out of contract next summer but unless we receive an acceptable offer, one that would enable us to buy a suitable replacement, we would prefer to keep him here and see him score goals for us next season.
"If he does that and helps us win promotion and becomes a Bosman player at the end of the season then as far as I am concerned that is better than accepting a cheap sum now."
Meanwhile Mick McCarthy's side are also bidding to sign midfielder Tommy Miller from Ipswich, but face strong competition from Leeds for his signature.
The 26-year-old is out of contract in July and reiterated his interest in a move to The Stadium of Light, although admitted that he would take his time over the crucial decision of where his future lies.
"A move to Sunderland appeals to me," Miller told the Journal.
"Sunderland are in The Premiership and there is the challenge of playing on that stage, and it would mean a move back to the North where I come from.
"At this stage of my career it is a big, big decision, I have got a lot of thinking to do and I will bide my time before making a decision because this is such a key time in may career."