A MILLWALL deal for Bobby Zamora is unlikely, boss Ian Holloway has said.
Zamora, who is available on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract at QPR, spoke at length with Holloway on Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting was brokered by first team coach Marc Bircham, who knows the 33-year-old striker from his time on the backroom staff at Loftus Road.
Holloway has managed Zamora before – 15 years ago at Bristol Rovers – as well as his cousin Ronnie Mauge, who also played for the Pirates in the late 1990s.
But Zamora was reported to be earning £60,000-a-week wages last season and Holloway believes the frontman's financial situation will rule the Lions out of the running.
The Lions boss said: "If we offered him a deal, the negotiations would have to be all his way, wouldn't they? And he would have to turn down lots of extra money from other clubs.
"Obviously it's out in the public domain now but I don't like building people's hopes up and I don't think our fans should expect this to happen.
"Bobby has not turned Millwall down and we have not made him an offer because that is not where we are or what was spoken about."
Zamora could yet stay at QPR, who were promoted to the Premier League after his play-off final winner, but he has rejected their offer of a 12-month deal.
"We just had a chat about him and where he wants to go in his career," Holloway added.
"I had him when he was 16 so it was nice to see him again and have a chat – he only lives up the road in Sevenoaks.
"He will have a lot of choices this summer. I showed him our training ground and had a chat with him, that was all.
"I was really pleased for him with the way his season ended last year.
"He has got the utmost respect for everyone here and he's a fantastic fella – I think we were talking for nearly three hours and it was him doing the talking rather than me!
"I'm looking at lots of options. I need a big bloke up front and some widemen who can run like hell with the ball – and then we won't be far off."