Robins: Darius fee agreed
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swindon Town say they have agreed a fee for Gillingham's Darius Henderson.Swindon Town have announced they have agreed a fee for Gillingham striker Darius Henderson.
The Robins were keen to bring the former Reading hit-man back to The County Ground, but had two previous bids turned away for the 23-year-old.
League One rivals Bristol City and Doncaster Rovers then declared their interest in landing Henderson this week, but Swindon looked to have won the race to land the Gills marksman.
"I can confirm that the two clubs involved have reached an appropriate agreement," Swindon acting chief executive Bob Holt told Swindon's official website.
"The next step is to discuss personal terms with the player and hopefully we will be in a position to announce further news later in the week."
Holt's admission, however, is in contrast to Gills chairman Paul Scally, who claimed on Wednesday that no fee has been agreed with any club for Henderson.
"We have had an offer from Swindon, as have we had an offer from Doncaster Rovers," Scally told Gillingham's official website. "Both offers were very low and unacceptable.
"Therefore, Darius has returned to Gillingham and is in the squad for selection for any future Gillingham games at this moment in time.
"We won't be loaning him out again and if we receive an offer that is acceptable, we would consider it. And if the manager felt it was appropriate, we would sell him."
It remains to be seen if Henderson completes his proposed permanent switch to the Wiltshire club in the near future.