Rotherham head into the final 72 hours of the January transfer window still trying to put the finishing touches on their pursuit of a striker.
The Millers are in discussions with Sheffield United over how much of Caolan Lavery’s wages they will pay ahead of a potential loan switch.
It is understood the player is keen to come to AESSEAL New York Stadium and the Millers hope to get the deal done before Wednesday’s deadline.
Lavery’s possible arrival would be the third addition to boss Paul Warne’s squad following the signings of Michael Smith and Matty Palmer – both for undisclosed fees – earlier in the window.
If they can complete the move well before the 11pm cut off then that could facilitate the exit of Jonson Clarke-Harris, who remains on Oldham’s radar.
If the striker, who was brought to the club for a then-record free from the Latics, does leave then, being out of contract in the summer, it would almost certainly spell the end of his time at the Millers.
Promising youngster Ben Wiles and forgotten man Alex Bray are also available for loans, according to Warne.