Derby's Waghorn Move Dealt Blow
Monday, 30th Jul 2018 14:07
Derby’s move to sign Blues striker Martyn Waghorn has been dealt a blow after Matej Vydra’s proposed £11 million switch from the Rams to Leeds United broke down.
Vydra was unable to agree personal terms at Elland Road, while the Czech international is also believed to have been less than keen to move to a club which finished below Derby in the Championship last season.
The Rams have been leading the chase for Waghorn’s signature having made an offer understood to be an initial £5 million rising to £8 million after clauses last week.
However, speaking on Saturday, Blues manager Paul Hurst said neither they nor any of the other interested parties have yet met Town’s valuation on last season’s 16-goal top scorer, who was training with the rest of the squad at Playford Road this morning.
Derby’s move for Waghorn had been understood to be dependent on the Rams offloading Vydra as they are under pressure to stay within Financial Fair Play limits.
In addition to Derby, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Birmingham are also interested in Waghorn, who joined the Blues for £250,000 from Rangers last August, while Nottingham Forest have also been linked.
Boro may be in an improved position to join the Rams and Blades in making a bid for Waghorn with Patrick Bamford now closing in on a £7 million move from Teesside to Leeds.
Meanwhile, it’s reported that Town are close to signing Accrington Stanley striker Kayden Jackson in addition to his defensive team-mate Janoi Donacien.
However, Accrington are yet to accept an offer for Jackson, 24, who was training with the League One club this morning, although it is expected he will move on before the transfer window closes on August 9th.
Town have been linked with the former Barnsley man on a number of occasions in recent weeks and we understand have firm interest in the Bradford-born frontman even if a deal is yet to be agreed. QPR are among a number of other clubs also interested.
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