Millwall's Ambler to discuss transfer targets in Portugal

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL chief executive Andy Ambler will use this week’s Football League AGM in Portugal to speak with club directors about potential summer recruits.

Deals for a left-back and keeper, expected to be Jordan Archer, are close, while the hunt for a striker continues.

“It’s always an opportunity to sit down and do some business if we can and generally see where people are with their players,” Ambler said.

One of those targets is likely to be Bradford City striker James Hanson.

The Lions had a bid for the 27-year-old turned down last month and the clubs are believed to be some way off in their valuation of a player who scored 11 goals last season.

Any potential further negotiations for Hanson are complicated by the takeover situation at Bradford. Former Queens Park Rangers chairman Gianni Paladini had been expected to take over, but those talks broke down and he withdrew his interest.

A club statement this week confirmed joint-chairmen Julian Rhodes and Mark Lawn would continue in charge while investment is sought.

Ambler said: “I’ll be speaking with the club again this week when I meet up with them in Portugal.

“I think there’s been complications at their end as well with the takeover and what have you.

“Ultimately, we’ve got various targets for that position. If one doesn’t come off we’ll move to the next one and the next one.

“Neil (Harris) is pretty relaxed about that. He knows the type of player he wants. We’ll put our own value on each of the players and see where we get.”

Ambler also expects Jimmy Abdou and Fred Onyedinma to follow Aiden O’Brien and Sid Nelson in committing their futures to the club.

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

70 thoughts on “Millwall's Ambler to discuss transfer targets in Portugal

  • June 2, 2015 at 10:26
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    I remember the same story from last year...

    And what did it produce?

    Answers on a postcard!

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    • June 2, 2015 at 11:14
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      @kitch: over the hill unfit fat wage thieving loans
      If I remember rightly

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      • June 2, 2015 at 21:38
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        @lukesmithmfc: D'you think our one dislike is AA himself having a pot?

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        • June 3, 2015 at 08:18
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          @kitch: haha
          I've got 2 kitch, come on son your playing catch up.

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  • June 2, 2015 at 10:42
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    Pity Ambler cant be kept out of transfer targets,he knows nothing, pity really he hasn't left the club.

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    • June 2, 2015 at 10:52
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      @Peckhamlad: does N.H. not have to sanction any transfer targets? or would A.A. with the chairman's approval be able to by pass N.H.?

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      • June 2, 2015 at 11:08
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        @john H: manager always has the last word on transfers..unless there's no managet in place at the time..thats why before ginge came in and out we gave contracts to some s*** players

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        • June 2, 2015 at 12:42
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          @Jim28: thanks Jim that's reassuring to know. 🙂

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        • June 2, 2015 at 17:14
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          @Jim28: with Hanson on the radar it looks like we are sticking true to form on s*** players jim. Next up for the wage thieves Ffs

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    • June 2, 2015 at 10:56
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      @Peckhamlad: both posts are absolutely true ..his big success was hoyte.but what fo we know how to run a club or what goes on behind closed doors..lol

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