Lee Frecklington’s Rotherham career could be over as Lincoln and Mansfield battle it out for the midfielder’s signature.
The 32-year-old, who is a double promotion winner at the Millers, has reportedly emerged as a target for the League Two clubs.
The Imps are thought to hold an emotional pull on Frecklington, who began his career at Sincil Bank, but Mansfield’s offer is said to dwarf that of their rival.
Frecklington is out of contract at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the summer, but the Millers should be likely to receive a fee if a deal happens.
The move could depend on boss Paul Warne’s willingness to let his skipper go while also lining up a suitable replacement.
If Frecklington does end up joining Mansfield he will be reunited with Steve Evans, the man who brought him to the Millers in 2012.
Frecklington, whose career began at the Imps, has been beset by injury problems over the last few seasons but has remained an integral part of Warne’s side this season when fit.
He has played 20 times and scored four goals, including a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Walsall.
The midfielder was brought to the AESSEAL New York Stadium in October 2012, initially on loan, by Evans and was arguably the key figure as the club rose through the leagues and into the Championship.
He has made 186 appearances in total, scoring 34 goals.