Rotherham United are yet to make an offer to sign Scunthorpe United’s Duane Holmes according to a report from the Sheffield Star.

The Millers were promoted back to the Sky Bet Championship after beating Shrewsbury Town in the Sky Bet League One play-off final and are now looking to strengthen their squad ahead of their return. One player they have been linked with is Holmes, someone who has performed very well for Scunthorpe over the last few years. He made 54 appearances for the Iron last season and scored nine goals. He also played in the play-off semi-final defeat against Rotherham.

But while Rotherham have had plenty of reports linking them with a move for Holmes they are yet to make a concrete approach to sign him. This may surprise some considering it would be a good signing for Rotherham but the club may be taking a measured approach and looking at other targets before making a bid for the midfielder.

Holmes is available this summer because he only has one year left on his contract and Scunthorpe do not want to lose one of their best players on a free which could happen if they don’t sell up. This means many teams are looking to snap him up this summer on what they think could be a cut rate fee. Rotherham are facing stiff competition for his signature from the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Derby County who will be able to offer much higher wages than the Millers will be able to.

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