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Interim manager Paul Warne has confirmed that several concrete offers for players have been made, as he continues to work around the clock to add to his squad in January.
The window closes at 11pm this coming Tuesday, with Warne and his staff working with head of recruitment Jamie Johnson to try and bolster Millers’ ranks before the deadline.
Warne has confirmed that ‘serious bids’ are currently on the table for a number of players, as he waits for news ahead of Saturday’s South Yorkshire derby with Barnsley.
“We're working constantly to try and bring people in and all of the staff are spending time on the phone throughout the day trying to make deals happen,” Warne told www.themillers.co.uk
“In the time that we're not making calls, we're out watching games and this week we've seen about seven or eight between us already.
“We're speaking to people about the suitability of our targets and we have bids in for three different players at three different clubs. These are players that are regularly playing games and are doing well for their clubs.
“I am confident that all three would sign for Rotherham United if we can agree fees with their respective clubs and we're hopeful that we can do that.
“Obviously we want value for money and won't overpay which is what makes doing business in this window that bit more difficult because it's a seller's market.”
Warne hasn’t ruled out adding to his squad before the weekend, as preparations are being stepped up for the visit of Paul Heckingbottom’s Barnsley.
The Millers have already added goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell from Bristol City, with Warne keen to do business for more permanent signings, whilst also not ruling out using the loan market.
“We'd like to think that we can get at least two of the three in, and it would be nice to have a couple more bodies through the door before the weekend,” Warne continued.
“We also have targets that we may be able to bring in on loan in our minds, but I would prefer to sign players where possible, like we have done with O'Donnell, to ensure we are making good long-term acquisitions.
“We've got Jamie in as Head of Recruitment and he is suggesting players to me regularly. His role is to obviously help me during what is a difficult time to get players in, but we have the full support of the Chairman and he's happy for us to make signings. We're in daily contact with him to update him on where we are with our business and as I say, he is equally keen as we are to see us strengthen our hand this month.”