Doncaster Rovers in talks with Premier League centre half

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson

Darren Ferguson is this week awaiting a response from a Premier League centre half who could join Doncaster Rovers on a permanent deal this summer.

Ferguson’s recruitment drive has gathered pace this week with the signing of an unnamed left back while a loan deal for Sheffield United midfielder Ben Whiteman has also been agreed.

And a left sided centre half could be the next item ticked off the shopping list.

“We’re waiting on a decision from a centre half from the Premier League to take on a permanent,” Ferguson told the Free Press.

“That decision will be this week and we’re close on that.

“It’s between us and one other club.

“I’ve met the player, had good talks with him and we’ll see where it goes.

“Obviously if it does not happen, we’ve got other options.”

Should the centre half agree to sign, Ferguson will have secured three of his initial five main transfer targets for this summer.

A left back from a League Two club has been secured on a two-year deal and is likely to be unveiled at the end of next week.

And it is understood Blades youngster Whiteman will fill one of Ferguson’s two central midfield vacancies when he arrives on loan.

The Rovers boss revealed he could have all five targets secured by the end of next week.

Ferguson is awaiting the verdict on two loan deals from Premier League clubs - expected to be a striker and a central midfielder.

He said: “I’ll know by June 1 about two loans from the Premier League.

“They would be coming in on the first day of pre-season if they do come.

“Then it would be happy days and I think we’d be in a very good position.”