EXCLUSIVE: Millwall may take Boro stars as part of bid for Lions star

Millwall could take their pick from three Middlesbrough players after the Teessiders re-opened talks with the Lions over midfielder George Saville, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Boro tried to land Saville in a triple deal with team-mates Jed Wallace and Lee Gregory on a permanent deal, but Millwall rebuffed their interest.

Now Boro are back for Saville, and are hopeful of securing a deal which would see him move on loan before that deal becomes permanent in January.

It is believed that Millwall have shown an interest in some Boro players including Grant Leadbitter, Ashley Fletcher and Marvin Johnson – and they may yet be included in a possible deal.

Former Chelsea youth player Saville joined Millwall from Wolves for £350,000 in June last year, after impressing on an initial loan deal.

Boro are hoping Saville will be one of a number of new faces arriving this week and they remain hopeful of sealing a deal for Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon – who Tony Pulis know well from his time at Selhurst Park.