Rotherham are unlikely to be involved in a bidding war for Kieffer Moore if the price tops the £1million-mark, boss Paul Warne has said.
The 13-goal striker will be going back to Ipswich in January, where he will get a chance to play in Mick McCarthy’s side, unless they receive a “bonkers” bid for him.
The Millers have never paid more than £400,000 for a player, though were to have bid £700,000 for Omar Bogle in January and £1.6million for Lee Gregory last summer.
But Warne accepts that they could be priced out of the market.
“I don’t know what a bonkers bid is for Kieffer,” Warne said. “They bought him for £10,000. I don’t know if a bonkers bid is £200,000, £500,000, I don’t know.
“Obviously we would like to bid and keep him here but not if it goes unrealistic.
Paul Warne says the club are unlikely to make a 'bonkers' bid for Kieffer Moore if it nears the million-pound mark. #rufc
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“If a club comes in and bids over a million pounds then I can’t imagine us being involved, possibly, but then again we might be.
“I haven’t had that conversation with the chairman to see how far he wants to go.
“I presume there will be a few bidding and it will be open.
“It’s hard to translate what bonkers means in figures but I would like to think we will try and keep him.
“He has been great for us and even though he has missed a penalty I would still like to keep him.”