Whilst Hill rules out move for Man City defender.

It has been claimed in the past couple of hours that Barnsley have accepted a bid from League One leaders Charlton Athletic for striker Danny Haynes.

The 23 year old who is from London, started his career with the Addicks but left for Ipswich without making an appearance for the club who at the time (2005) were a Premier League club.

Reds boss Keith Hill admitted at the beginning of the month that Haynes who only joined the club 12 months ago, was available for transfer and surplus to requirements. Haynes has netted six goals in 33 appearances but has started just five games under Hill and all of his eight substitute appearances have come this season.

Elsewhere in London, Millwall boss Kenny Jackett revealed this morning he had also made an approach for Haynes but it is believed the relegation troubled Lions are only after a short term loan arrangement whereas Charlton want a permanent deal, which Hill is very keen to see happen.

A move back to London for Haynes would enable the Reds boss to pursue his January targets, which no longer includes Manchester City defender Ryan McGivern. The 22 year old left-sided defender is currently on a season long loan with Barnsley’s Championship rivals Bristol City, and the Robins are keen to make the move permanent with the Northern Ireland international’s chances of making the star studded City team getting remoter by every passing transfer window.

Media sources claimed that The Reds were about to step in to rival Bristol's bid but the club have confirmed that, after making tentative enquires they can not afford the young defender's wages.