By Wayne Veysey

2nd Jul, 2021 | 7:00am

Sources: Millwall in advanced talks to re-sign Middlesbrough midfielder Saville

Millwall are in advanced talks to re-sign George Saville from Middlesbrough, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Northern Ireland international, 28, has another year on his contract with the north-east outfit.

But a recruitment source has told Football Insider that Saville is closing in on a return to the south London outfit.

Negotiations over a deal are progressing well and terms are close to being agreed.

Saville has previously had three spells at the Den during his career.

He first joined the club on loan from Chelsea in 2013 but only made three appearances.

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The midfielder returned on an emergecy loan in October 2015 and made a further 15 appearances.

After returning to Wolves, Saville could not force his way into the first team and eventually joined Millwall peramenently in the summer of 2017.

He enjoyed a strong first campaign as a permanent Lions player, scoring 10 goals in 45 outings.

However, after just four appearances at the start of the 2018-19 season, he was sold to middlesbrough.

He has gone on to make 118 appearances for Boro and played a significant role in last season’s impressive campaign.

Saville scored six goals and picked up four assists as Neil Warnock’s side finished 10th.

Boro started the season well and looked like they could clinch a playoff spot before falling away in the final months of the campaign.

Saville also has 21 Northern Ireland caps to his name, though he hasn’t turned out for his country since 2019.

Millwall finished just two points and one place behind Boro last season.

In other news, Tottenham are ready for a bidding war with Premier League top-four rivals over £40m-valued star.