TRANSFER RUMOURS: Former boss back to haunt Millers?

ROTHERHAM United could be set to face a raid from former boss Alan Knill.

The Scunthorpe United manager hinted he may be interested in bringing three of the current Millers squad to Glanford Park this summer.

Knill has expressed interest in 23-goal striker Adam Le Fondre and out of contract winger Nicky Law.

He is also said to be monitoring another out of contract player, striker Ryan Taylor.

Though Law and Taylor – who have both been offered new deals by Millers boss Andy Scott – have come to the end of their contracts, Rotherham will demand a compensation fee as they are both under 24.

Knill hinted he will make enquiries to discover how willing Rotherham are to part ways with Le Fondre, who has another year left on his deal.

MARK Robins has emerged as favourite to take control of Sheffield United, despite his current status with Barnsley remaining somewhat of a mystery.

Reports emerged on Thursday that Robins was close to leaving Oakwell but no statements have yet been made by the 41-year-old or the club.

It is alleged Robins had a disagreement with Reds owner Patrick Cryne over the future direction of the club and next season’s budget.

Robins was not initially on bookmakers’ lists for the Sheffield United manager’s job but appeared as fourth favourite yesterday afternoon.

By Friday morning, Robins was odds on favourite to take the job.

Other reported candidates include Blades Academy boss John Pemberton, Roberto di Matteo and former Barnsley boss Danny Wilson.

DONCASTER Rovers have reportedly denied receiving a bid from Ipswich Town for key duo Billy Sharp and James Coppinger.

Speculation has been rife linking Sharp with a move away from the Keepmoat this summer, with figures around £2.5m rumoured.