Midfielder set to leave on free at end of the season
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: March 27, 2012 12:48pm
Giles Barnes: Attracting interest from Premier League
A clutch of Premier League clubs are keeping close tabs on Doncaster midfielder Giles Barnes, Sky Sports understands.
The former England Under 21 international has rebuilt his career at the Keepmoat Stadium, starting over 20 games for Dean Saunders' side this term.
Now, after proving his fitness with Rovers, his form has been catching the eye, with Swansea and Everton among the clubs who have sent scouts to watch Barnes in recent weeks, while promotion chasers West Ham are also taking an interest.
Barnes' displays have also attracted interest from overseas, having nearly signed for Monaco in August 2011, with Sampdoria and Lorient also tracking the former West Bromwich and Derby man.
The career of the promising midfielder, who was once on Juventus' radar, has stalled in recent seasons due to a cruciate ligament injury which kept him on the sidelines for 18 months.
But Barnes finally looks to be over his injury problems and has been a regular at the Keepmoat Stadium this season.
The 23-year-old's current deal with Doncaster expires at the end of the season.