MATT Mills and Tyrone Mears look like being the next two big names allowed to leave the Reebok.

Dougie Freedman is determined to do more business but may have to wait and see if Leeds United and Millwall firm up their interest in the two defenders before the transfer window shuts on September 2.

Neither player looks guaranteed football in the coming weeks and though both have expressed a willingness to stay and fight for their place, moving their salary off the wage bill could be the only way the Whites boss manages to freshen his squad any further.

Wanderers have done canny business in the transfer market in the last few months but Freedman has concerns some of the bigger spending clubs, such as Saturday’s opponents Nottingham Forest and local rivals Wigan Athletic, could be getting an irretrievable advantage.

Mills has been linked on and off with a move to Elland Road all summer and sources close to the player suggest that is now looking more likely after Leeds lost out on the signing of centre-half Gordon Greer from Brighton on Monday.

A discussion took place between the two clubs about a loan last month but it is understood Wanderers were looking for Leeds to pay a larger percentage of the player’s wages than was offered at the time, and so the deal was mothballed.

Brian McDermott remains a big fan of the player who helped anchor his successful Reading side three years ago but will have to raise his offer.

Mears rejected a loan to Millwall a fortnight ago, with Freedman stating at the time that the full-back felt the move was “not right” for him.

But Lions boss Steve Lomas remains interested and is willing to try again if he can free space in his own budget, which is currently at maximum after the signing of Shaun Derry. Middlesbrough’s Justin Hoyte is another option for the Northern Irishman.