GARY ROWETT has played down talk of Danny McNamara's exit from the club by confirming that Millwall are keen to tie him down with a new contract.

The 22-year-old wing-back is in the last year of his contract at The Den and has attracted interest from QPR.

The west London side have had a couple of bids rejected by the club as Rowett confirmed that they were "not even" close to the valuation of the player.

Speaking to the South London Press, Rowett said: “I think there has been a couple of offers [from QPR]. First and foremost Danny is our player and we want him to continue to be our player, he has developed really well.

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“For me, when you have got a young player who has done really well you want them to progress and be part of your plans.

“He’s a player the fans like a lot and we like a lot – you don’t want those sort of players to leave.

“It’s an interesting one really because of the level of the bids – I wouldn’t bid for a QPR young player for that sort of amount, because it’s not even going to be close to any kind of valuation.

“At this moment in time I can’t imagine that changing. We want Danny McNamara to be our player and to develop and move forward with us. It’s a bit of a non-story, if I’m being honest.

“My focus is on Danny signing his contract. He’s been offered a good deal by the club and hopefully he’ll sign that contract soon.”

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