Further Rotherham arrivals before weekend unlikely as Christoffer Nyman deal hits rocks

Rotherham boss Alan Stubbs would be surprised to see any more signings through the door before the season gets under way on Saturday as their pursuit of Christoffer Nyman appears to be over.

The Millers have had their most active week of the summer as they brought in three players in three days and although Stubbs wants three or four more added to his squad, none are likely to be done before the Wolves game.

And it looks as if Nyman is not going to be one of those when they do happen, despite Stubbs confirming on Thursday that he was a target, as the Swede’s wage demands are thought to differ greatly to those that the Millers had in mind.

Nyman is now back in his homeland preparing for Sunday’s Allsvenskan game with Orebro and will have to lower his salary expectations if a move to the AESSEAL New York Stadium is to materialise.

While it has been a successful week in the transfer market on the whole, there was disappointment on Monday when target Grant Ward chose to join Ipswich on a permanent deal.

The club came under fire from some sections of supporters for missing out on their former loanee, but Stubbs revealed they matched the £600,000 bid for the 21-year-old, who opted against a return to South Yorkshire.

“We offered the same as Ipswich paid,” Stubbs said. “Unfortunately, the player chose Ipswich, which I respect.

“That was another significant offer that we put in.”

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