Derby County have decided to match any bids made for Bristol City defender Aden Flint, according to the Derby Telegraph.

As we reported at the weekend, Derby County are interested in signing Flint this summer along with Championship rivals Aston Villa.  Premier League sides West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United are also understood to be interested.  The defender, 27, has had a fantastic season as captain of Bristol City, making 53 appearances and scoring five goals.

This has led to interest in Flint but Bristol City will not be keen on selling him.  Since signing for Bristol City, he has made 200 appearances and scored 29 goals.  He also enjoyed his best goal-scoring season for Bristol when they won promotion from League One in 2014-15.  Flint scored 15 goals for the club in all competitions, including his first ever career hat-trick in the final game of the season, an 8-2 victory over Walsall.

Bristol City will try to do everything they can to keep their captain at the club this season, but he might be tempted to leave the club for the potential of Premier League football.

Derby County had a bid for Flint turned down when he was with Alfreton Town, but will be hoping that they can secure the deal this time.  Under new manager Gary Rowett, Derby fans will be hoping that the club can achieve at least a play-off place next season.

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