Leeds want to sign Matt Mills, says Freedman

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Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman has confirmed that the club have received an enquiry from Leeds United about the availability of defender Matt Mills.

Freedman has said he will leave any decision on Mills' future in the hands of the players himself, but did admit that he would like the defender to stay and fight for his place at the club despite the possibility of a reunion with former manager Brian McDermott at Elland Road.

“He’s a very capable defender who I would like to keep but like everybody, if the right offer comes in and he tells me he wants to go then he can go," Freedman told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I only want people at this football club who show the right attitude to being here.

“Matt has shown the right attitude and he’s someone I’d like to work with.”

Mills was an instrumental figure for McDermott's Reading side during the 2010/2011 season, but after a play-off final defeat in May 2011 the highly-rated centre back joined Leicester for £5 million.

Ever since then Mills career has somewhat stagnated with a far from impressive spell at the Foxes before joining Bolton last summer - where had also had a mixed spell.

But with Mills on a reported £25,000 a week at the Trotters they may look to offload him to reduce the wage bill at the club.


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