Gills set to land Birchall

Dover accept offer for AFC Wimbledon and Swindon target

Birchall: Is expected to join Gillingham after Dover accepted an improved offer for the striker

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Gillingham look set to win the race to sign Adam Birchall after Dover Athletic accepted the League Two club's bid for the striker.

Dover turned down a 'joke' approach from the Gills last week for Birchall, who has expressed a wish to move on in order to return to the Football League.

On Sunday, the non-league side revealed 'significant undisclosed' offers from AFC Wimbledon and Swindon Town had been accepted, and Birchall was due to hold talks with the League Two rivals.

However, Gillingham have returned with an improved offer and the former Arsenal youngster is keen to move to Priestfield.


Dover chairman Jim Parmenter told the club's official website: "Paul Scally has now met our valuation for the player. The deal will go through if Adam agrees personal terms with Gillingham.

"I can confirm Gillingham's payment will be made up front - which was an important detail of the deal - and importantly they have met our asking price.

"Adam showed a desire to go to Gillingham so after the great service he has given us, and our gentleman's agreement to let him talk to Football League clubs, we have granted him that wish."

Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler had been looking to bring in a new forward after only signing Danny Kedwell to date following the summer departures of Cody McDonald, Andy Barcham and Adebayo Akinfenwa.