Lewis Ferguson: Millwall fail in £2m bid for Aberdeen staras Europe interest expected

English Championship club Millwall have turned their attention elsewhere after failing in a bid to land Aberdeen star Lewis Ferguson.

The Lions looked to sign the Dons talisman this summer but the Daily Mail reports they have dropped out of the running.

A bid of £1.5million had been rejected and The Scotsman understands Millwall came back with improved offers eventually reaching the £2million mark but it didn’t meet Aberdeen’s valuation.

The Dons expect interest from around Europe, especially Italy.

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Cagliari were keen to sign Ferguson in January but their offer was turned down. Keen on the midfielder who scored 16 goals in all competitions last season, the Italians sent a delegation to meet with the 22-year-old in March following a win over Hibs.

Bill McMurdo, the player's agent, said: "I organised the trip and Aberdeen looked after them very well. I then had a four-hour meeting with the two men in Edinburgh on Saturday night and they are very keen.

"They were very impressed with Lewis' performance against Hibs.

"They met him for a few minutes to say hello and they were very impressed with him as a person, as well."

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Lewis Ferguson could leave Aberdeen this summer. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

Dons boss Jim Goodwin addressed the future of Lewis Ferguson last week. The player was given an extended break following his involvement with Scotland.

“I had a good chance with Lewis and said the same thing I said about Calvin Ramsey,” Goodwin said. “Everybody has a valuation – if it’s met, we’ll have that discussion with the player and his representatives.

“Until that time comes, I’ll be looking forward to having Lewis Ferguson as part of our squad.”

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