Wolves' Saville set for Millwall return after fee agreed

MILLWALL are discussing personal terms with Wolves midfielder George Saville.

The Lions have agreed a fee with their Championship rivals for 24-year-old Saville.

And he could be a Millwall player in time for the start of pre-season training next Monday.

Saville is set to link up again with Neil Harris, who signed him on loan from Wolves in the 2015-16 season.

The former Chelsea player made 15 appearances for Millwall in Harris' first full season in charge, before going back to Wolves and scoring five times in 19 games under former Lions manager Kenny Jackett.

Saville featured 30 times last season, but Wolves appointed Nuno Santo this summer – the fourth manager in Saville's time at the club – which left the midfielder facing an uncertain future in the midlands.

Saville knows Harris will give him his first-team opportunity, and Millwall's promotion to the Championship gives the club a better bargaining chip.

Harris still wants to sign Southend midfielder Ryan Leonard, but the Shrimpers rejected Millwall's last bid of £300,000.

Millwall have also so far been unable to agree a fee with Reading for centre-back Jake Cooper, who spent the second half of last season on loan with the Lions.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Abdou was at Millwall's training ground on Tuesday, but he looks increasingly likely to leave with his contract expiring at the end of this month.

Shaun Cummings is also out of contract, and Harris wants to sign a right-back to provide competition for Mahlon Romeo.

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John Kelly