Rotherham United manager Steve Evans insists the club’s first signing of the summer is getting closer following more positive meetings this week.
The Millers boss has conducted a number of discussions with summer targets and believes the club will know more following the weekend.
“I’ve had a couple of positive meetings yesterday and again today,” he enthused.
“Obviously those players and their representatives, who are their family in some cases, will go away and think through what we’ve had to say from a football perspective.”
“If we get by the next base, which we know will be the weekend in this case, their representatives will come back and talk to the Chief Operating Officer and see if we can get a deal concluded to bring those players in.”
However, Evans is adamant that the deal will have to be right for the club and nothing will be rushed when it comes to recruitment this summer.
“We’re hoping next week but we’re not going to do it Monday if it’s not right and we won’t do it Tuesday if it’s not right,” he persisted.
“We have to make sure that it is and we’ve been meticulous in our planning and who we’ve wanted to speak to and those discussions have been very encouraging but there’s nothing like getting the player to sign the piece of paper.
“It has to be the right player. We’re keen to get players in but it can’t just be anyone.”
The Millers manager also revealed that a number of players have appeared on the club’s radar since the Sky Bet Championship season ended, with the conclusion of the top flight and foreign divisions opening doors to some potential targets.
“There’s been one or two as the clubs that have come down out the Premier League or clubs from abroad have finished their seasons conclusively, so there are players and we’re actively talking to the ones we’re keen on."