Championship side Millwall are set to miss out on the signing of Rotherham United's Ben Pringle after he rejected contract talks with the Lions.
Millwall offered Pringle a huge pay-rise on his contract at Rotherham, but they still couldn't tempt him to sign on the dotted line.
The Lions had agreed a £175,000 fee with fellow Championship strugglers Rotherham, but Pringle has rejected a move to the Den, even after he was offered a large pay-rise.
Pringle's contract with Rotherham is up at the end of the season, so it's left to be seen if he will transfer to another clubs before the end of January, or see out his contract.
Rotherham's assistant manager, when speaking to BBC Sheffield, said that joining Millwall simply wouldn't be "the right move for him at the moment". "A fee was agreed with Millwall," he said. "They met our valuation so Ben went to have a chat with Ian Holloway and the guys down there.
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"But they couldn't agree personal terms so at this precise moment, he is a Rotherham United player. We've not actively tried to get Ben to move elsewhere. He's very much a Rotherham player and we'll see where that goes.
"Obviously he was sought after by Millwall, the fee was acceptable to us but he went down there and feels it isn't the right move for him at the moment.
"We'll wait and see where that goes. We're only at the very start of the transfer window and we're not actively looking to get rid of anybody.
"Ben is a player who I'm sure a lot of people will like."
Meanwhile, Millwall's loan move for Charlton Athletic forward Simon Church has been put on hold after Church also rejected a move to the Lions. It is believed that the 26-year-old Welshman is looking for a permanent deal, with his Charlton contract running out in the summer, but Millwall are only willing to offer a straight up loan until the end of the season.