Rotherham’s chances of signing Kieffer Moore could be dependant on negotiations between Ipswich and Peterborough breaking down.
Posh, who are play-off rivals of the Millers, appear to be in pole position to land the 25-year-old striker after they agreed a fee with the Championship club.
However, the deal is stalling over the payment structure, with Posh wanting to pay a reported £250,000 up front with significant add-ons.
Peterborough director of football Barry Fry suggested that deal as it stands might not suit the League One club.
“We have had a bid accepted,” he said. “But there are a lot of add-ons attached which our chairman might not fancy.”
If Posh refuse to budge on the fee they are willing to pay up front, it could open the door up to the Millers, who have lodged an offer of their own.
Millers boss Paul Warne has insisted that Moore favours a permanent return to the AESSEAL New York Stadium, though also said his club would not break the bank to make it happen.
Other bids are expected from several League One clubs for Moore, who scored 13 goals in his loan spell at South Yorkshire, and Wednesday’s developments could prompt them into action.