Doncaster bid for Mills

Rovers begin preparations for life in the Championship

Mills: Possible permanent stay

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Doncaster Rovers have begun preparations for life in the Championship by offering Manchester City £250,000 for defender Matthew Mills.

The 21-year-old spent a large part of last season on loan at the Keepmoat Stadium and impressed as Doncaster secured promotion courtesy of a League One play-off final victory over Leeds at Wembley.

And Doncaster chairman John Ryan is now hoping to agree a fee, reported to be in the region of £250,000, for the former England Under-19 international.

"I asked Matty on the Wembley pitch if he fancied staying with us next season and he said he would be more than delighted to sign," Ryan said in the Yorkshire Post.

"In reality, we needed to be a Championship club to sign him so we are hopeful that a deal can now be done."