CHRIS Taylor has denied that his impending move to rivals Blackburn Rovers was motivated by money or a desire to move closer to home.
The popular winger is set to complete a switch to Ewood Park later this month after turning down the offer of a two-year contract to keep him at Millwall.
But Taylor, who was born in Oldham, has rejected claims that he wanted to be back nearer his family. He said: "I've heard people say I was desperate to get back up north, but I was settled down south.
"It's so untrue – it couldn't be further from the truth. I loved my time at Millwall and I was really looking forward to extending my contract, even if that meant living in London.
"The lads at the club were brilliant and they helped me settle in well. I made some good friends there. I kind of got used to and enjoyed living in London by the end.
"My talks with Blackburn and potentially being closer to home are just a coincidence. I am disappointed that it's looking like I won't be a Millwall player next season.
"The backroom staff, the people who work at the training ground, the stadium and behind the scenes are all fantastic. The fans were unbelievable with me so from that point of view I'm gutted to be leaving.
"I'm sure the people at Millwall who know me properly know I am a person who's not all about money. Money will never decide where I go or what I do. It is down to my football."