Royals confirm Mills offer

Mills: Wolves may come in with an improved offer for the Reading captain after bid rejected

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Reading determined to fend off Wolves interest in skipper

Brian McDermott has confirmed that Reading have rejected a bid from Wolves for captain Matt Mills.

Skysports.com reported last week that the Premier League side have had two offers for Mills turned down, with the second believed to have been in the region of £3million.

Leicester are now thought to have joined the race for the 24-year-old centre-half, who is believed to be valued at around £4m by Reading.

And while manager McDermott said that Wolves have had a bid rejected, he insists the Royals are not looking to cash in on their prize asset.

Way off valuation

"We've had an offer from Wolves for Matt Mills which we turned down," he told The Chronicle.

"It was way off our valuation and that was that. I don't know if they will come back for more - they may do - but I don't want to encourage clubs to bid for our players either.

"That's not part of my agenda. I want to keep our squad together, and add to it if possible."

Mills joined Reading from Doncaster in 2009 for a fee in the region of £2m and last season he helped the Royals reach the Championship play-off final, where they were beaten 4-2 by Swansea.