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Royals reject Mills bid

Wolves fail in second offer for defender, who could be offered new deal

Last Updated: 24/06/11 10:57am

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Mills: Wolves have seen a second bid turned down and Reading are now set to hold talks over a new contract

Mills: Wolves have seen a second bid turned down and Reading are now set to hold talks over a new contract

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Skysports.com understands Reading have turned down a second offer from Wolves for defender Matt Mills.

The former Doncaster Rovers centre-half has emerged as a prime target for Wolves as Mick McCarthy looks to boost his squad for next season.

An initial offer was rejected earlier this month and the Royals have now snubbed a fresh approach from the Premier League club for Mills.

It is understood that Wolves have so far offered in the region of £3million for Mills, while Reading are looking for a figure nearer the £4million mark.

Wolves chairman Jez Moxey revealed earlier this week that it may be time for the club to move on to other targets after also struggling to agree a deal for Birmingham City defender Roger Johnson.

With Reading determined to hang on to Mills, it is understood the Championship club will now try to persuade the 24-year-old to sign a new contract at the Madejski Stadium.

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