Rovers set Mills valuation
Defender has a price, but Doncaster are reluctant to sell
Last Updated: February 10, 2009 5:17pm
Mills: Birmingham interest
Doncaster chairman John Ryan insists he will only consider offers of £5million or more for Matthew Mills.
High-flying Birmingham are keen on raiding their Championship rivals, with Mills identified as their prime target.
The centre-half is widely regarded as one of the finest defenders outside of the Premier League and interest in his services has come as no surprise.
However, Rovers are understandably keen to keep hold of the highly-rated centre-half and have made it clear that Birmingham's original loan offer which totalled around £1.5million falls well short of their valuation.
"It's all nonsense as far as I'm concerned," Ryan said in the Birmingham Mail.
"Nobody has contacted me about a loan deal of that nature and if they did they would get short shrift.
"I keep trying to tell people we are not a selling club any more but it doesn't seem to have sunk in.
"Of course everyone has their price and if someone came along and offered £5million to take Matt on loan then we might consider it.
"But, at the risk of repeating myself, we don't want to sell Matt or any of our top players.
"We are out of the bottom three now and Matt wants to help us climb up the table and see how high we can go.
"Obviously he is ambitious to further his career but he is 100 per cent committed to Doncaster Rovers."