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Bristol Rovers could be about to sign Gillingham captain Max Ehmer on a free transfer

Gillingham defender Max Ehmer is being linked with a move to Bristol Rovers.

The German centre-half is out of contract this summer and is considering an offer from the Gills made on Monday but their League 1 rivals may be about to pounce.

Could Max Ehmer's time at the Gills be up?
Could Max Ehmer's time at the Gills be up?

A report in the Bristol Post say that Rovers are also in for former Faversham Town player Jack Baldwin following his release from Sunderland.

Ehmer will be of interest to a number of clubs having just had his best season to date.

The popular defender was made captain by Steve Evans this season and he responded with some commanding displays while also helping rookie centre-half Jack Tucker to learn the ropes in his debut campaign.

Ehmer, 28, has been with the Gills since moving from QPR and he was an ever-present last season, making 40 appearances and bringing his total for the club to 250. He’s got 15 goals too.

He is one of four senior players who were offered deals this week, including strikers Brandon Hanlan and Mika Mandron and midfielder Regan Charles-Cook.

Gillingham are reluctant to hand deals to players immediately while there is no firm date for a new season.

Manager Steve Evans, a big fan of Ehmer, said recently: “We would be very foolish to throw sums of money about when we don’t know when we are starting but the conversations around packages and agreements are starting and that will progress quite quickly.”

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