Millwall manager Neil Harris has been handed a further blow in his attempts to sign Bradford City forward James Hanson, after the club were told that they were “nowhere near” striking a deal.
The Lions had a bid turned down for Hanson last month, and their follow-up offer was also rejected after it fell well short of Bradford chairman Mark Lawn’s valuation of the player.
Speaking to the Telegraph and Argus, Lawn confirmed that they had rejected Neil Harris’ second bid for the striker.
“I had a chat with him over there and he moved his bid slightly,” he said. “But it’s nowhere near the valuation that we put on James.
“So unless they meet our criteria, James will remain our player.
“I’m not sure if they’ll come back. They said they weren’t going to up it from the first bid so you never know.”
The 27-year-old netted 11 goals in 47 appearances for the Bantams last term, and it is understood that Millwall boss Harris wants to add the former Huddersfield trainee to his squad at the Den as he seeks an immediate return the Championship.
Hanson has two years left on his contract at Valley Parade, and it is likely to take a large chunk out of Harris’ transfer budget if he is to continue pursuing the player.
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