Wages may scupper Miller deal
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Simpson is worried that wage problems may hinder any deal for Tommy Miller.
Paul Simpson has admitted that personal terms could scupper his attempt to bring Tommy Miller to Preston North End.
Simpson was impressed with Miller's efforts after moving to Deepdale on a loan deal in November, but the midfielder has now returned to Sunderland after making seven appearances for North End.
Miller could be part of Roy Keane's squad purge in the New Year but Simpson is worried that excessive wage demands may make any move for the former Ipswich man unrealistic.
"I still haven't had a proper chat with Roy (Keane)," Simpson told the club's official website.
"We spoke after the game at the weekend and he said to give him a call, but we again traded voicemail messages and we haven't caught up yet.
"But I'm hopeful. He signed for Sunderland on Premiership wages and we may not be able to agree anything. It is not about the fee, but the personal terms which might be difficult to arrange.
"He's out of contract in the summer and we may be able to do something then, but I'm not sure we will be able to achieve anything during this transfer window, but we'll just have to see."