Report: Nottingham Forest bid for free agent Matt Mills hijacked, possibly by Leeds

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Leeds United may have an interest in defender Matt Mills, according to reports.

According to the Nottingham Post, Leeds United may have made a late move to hijack Matt Mills' proposed move to Nottingham Forest.

Mills, 28, has been released by Bolton Wanderers and is therefore a free agent, allowing him to move to any club of his choice - and given that his former Bolton boss Dougie Freedman is in charge at Forest, it has long been thought that Mills would reunite with Freedman at the City Ground.

The Nottingham Post acknowledge that not only have talks been held between Mills and Forest, but the centre back - formerly of Manchester City and Southampton - has also undergone a medical at Forest ahead of his move to the club.

However, the report also states that there has been late interest from another Championship club, believed to be either Leeds United or Fulham.

Leeds defender Sol Bamba is set to return to Palermo at the end of his loan stay at Elland Road, so new manager Uwe Rosler may need to bring in a new centre back this summer in order to strengthen his back line.

Mills, who made his name with Doncaster Rovers, Reading and Leicester City, could be an option for the Whites given his availability on a free transfer - but the Nottingham Post believe any late attempt to hijack his move to Forest will fail, with Freedman's men still confident of snapping him up in the near future.

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