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Millwall want to add Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to their attack.
The Iceland attacker was a name that was mentioned to us a few weeks back as a target, and over the weekend The Sun reported the Lions had agreed a £750,000 fee with Reading.
Bodvarsson, 27, who is 6ft 2ins, can play up front or wide on the right, and started for Iceland when they famously, and infamously for England, won 2-1 in the round of 16 at Euro 2016.
It's not clear if Millwall will be able to get the deal over the line before Neil Harris takes his squad to their training camp in Portugal next Friday.
Neil Harris is hoping to add two players to his squad before the Lions fly to Portugal on Friday.
Up to four players - including Aiden O'Brien and James Brown - could miss the training camp.
Jamal Lowe is unlikely to be one of those players, with Kenny Jackett discussing the wide man's future with The Portsmouth News this week.
We’ve had no bids in the last week and long may that continue. We want to keep our better players.
Anyway, as a club our focus is on the team and the group.
It’s on the work and making sure we’re best prepared, but similarly there’s been no further bids from last week.
So we are where we are and that’s Jamal showing a good attitude and working very hard.
There’s been gym work and running as well as the football - and he’s excelled in all of it.
It (speculation) hasn’t come into his training or his manner at the training ground. That’s very good.
We understand personal situations among 24 footballers.
They have to be addressed and respected. We try to find that balance.
But when it’s work time it’s work time - and that’s best for the players if they get fit and keep fit in pre-season.
I’ve spoken with him. I have with every player.
In the first two or three days I’ve sat down with every player and talked to them individually about their own career, playing position, fitness levels, things to work on and maybe where they fit in.
It’s a general chat with their opinions. They obviously remain private between manager and player.
It’s nothing out of the ordinary because I would always want to catch up within a few days of coming back.
That may be a five-minute chat or 20-minute chat. That’s normal within the structure of my management.
There’s always personal situations and you hope as manager people trust you with them.
Both Millwall and their new-look Lionesses were victorious over the weekend.
Neil Harris' side were 4-0 winners against Concord Rangers with goals from Shaun Williams, Ben Thompson, Reuben Duncan and Fred Onyedinma.
The goals can be watched below.
Millwall Lionesses won 5-3 at St Pauls against Bowers and Pitsea Ladies, with a Bowers substitute playing the second half in goal for the Lionesses following an injury.
According to TEAMTalk, Millwall are among a number of clubs tracking Dundalk defender Cameron Dunnigan.Grimsby are said to have had a bid rejected for the former Northern Ireland u21 captain.
He can play at right back or right wing back.We'll try to see if there's a strong link.
Millwall's fixture at Kenilworth Road on Wednesday October 2nd against Luton Town has been selected for coverage on Sky Sports.Kick off is at 7:45pm as the Lions and the Hatters play out their first league meeting since 2008.
Neil Harris wants at least two signings this week before travelling to Portugal.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson looks the most likely at this stage, though things can change very quickly in football.