ROTHERHAM UNITED: Lewis Grabban picked by the Cherries

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LEWIS Grabban is to get his wish and return south.

The Rotherham United striker - top scorer this season - is expected to conclude a move to Bournemouth today.

The Millers and the Cherries agreed a deal yesterday. The player went for talks with Bournemouth manager Paul Groves and agreed personal terms.

He is to undergo a medical and it is expected the move will be confirmed today.

The fee is undisclosed but Rotherham turned down £200,000 for him in January from Crawley (when current Rotherham manager Steve Evans was in charge there at the time).

Towards the end of last season, Evans - by then with the Millers - revealed that two clubs had come in for the 21-goal top scorer and an undisclosed bid from one of them had been rejected.

At that time it was suggested that Rotherham were unlikely to listen unless the offer moved to somewhere between £300,000 and £400,000.

Grabban joined Rotherham last summer from Brentford with the understanding that if he did well the club would not stand in his way if the chance to move higher came along.

He said he would only move back south.