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Millers linked with Aussie World Cup midfielder

It is being reported that Rotherham United have had a bid rejected for Swindon Town midfielder Massimo Luongo.

Luongo a target for Rotherham United
Luongo a target for Rotherham United Credit: Press Association

The 21-year-old was in Australia's World Cup squad but did not make an appearance for the Socceroos in Brazil.

The bid is rumoured to have been around £600,000 as Steve Evans looks to strengthen his squad after double promotion brought them back to the Championship.

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Millers break transfer record for Villa striker

Rotherham United have broken the club transfer record after signing Jordan Bowery from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

Jordan Bowery signs for Rotherham
Jordan Bowery signs for Rotherham Credit: Press Association

Manager Steve Evans made Bowery his fifth summer signing a day after netting former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot.

The striker has penned a two-year deal with the Millers and in doing so enters the club history books as the Millers’ record signing.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans said: “We are delighted to sign him, we have been very patient on this deal and again we are thankful to the Chairman in providing the funds for this record transfer, and thankfully we were able to persuade Jordan that his future lies in Rotherham."

Bowery began his career at neighbours Chesterfield where he caught the eye of the Premier League giants who signed him in 2012.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a run in the Villa side towards the end of last season where he tested himself against some of the country’s top defences.

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Derbyshire played in the Premier League for Blackburn Rovers and had several loans before moving to Greek side Olimpiacos.

He moved to Nottingham Forest in 2011 but was released on a free transfer at the end of the season.

He joins the Millers for their first season back in the Championship in a decade.

Evans 'delighted' to extend Millers deal

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has signed a new three year contract with the club.

Evans penned his new deal after securing back-to-back promotions following a dramatic victory over Leyton Orient last Sunday in the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

Steve Evans signs three-year deal
Steve Evans signs three-year deal Credit: Press Association

The victory will see the Millers play in the second tier of English football for the first time since 2005, prompting Chairman Tony Stewart to reward his manager with an extended deal.

Evans said that he is delighted to extend his stay at New York Stadium:

“I am very proud to serve Rotherham United Football Club and work for our Chairman Tony Stewart and also our loyal fanbase.

“It was an easy decision to sign this contract; the terms of the contract were quite literally decided in just two minutes. It was that easy.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as manager of this magnificent club and I am looking forward to many more years at the helm, starting with what is set to be an exciting season back in The Championship.

“The Chairman and I live and breathe this football club every day, we share the same ambition, belief and vision for this club. Everyone from top to bottom is pulling in the same direction and that is what makes this club so special.

“Now I have signed this deal nothing will change in terms of my approach. I will still be the first into the club, and the last out – the hard work must continue."

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Open top bus parade after Rotherham secure promotion

Rotherham United fans at Wembley

There will be an open top bus parade later to celebrate Rotherham United's promotion to the Championship. It is their second victory parade in two seasons after winning promotion last year.

They will start at the New York stadium at six o'clock before heading into town. The Millers beat Leyton Orient in the League One play-off final at the weekend.

Recap: Rotherham United secure back-to-back promotion

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