Derby County are in advanced talks as they look to complete a £7m deal to sign Leicester City’s Tom Lawrence according to a report from Telegraph journalist John Percy.

The Rams haven’t had the most productive summer in Gary Rowett’s first transfer window in charge, only bringing in three players so far. Most of these players have also been signed to help shore up the defence, with both Andre Wisdom and Curtis Davies being defenders while Tom Huddlestone is often seen as a defensive midfielder. This means Derby still need some more attacking recruits and they are getting closer and closer to wrapping up a deal for a player who will certainly help them in attack.

This report suggests that Derby are in advanced talks with Lawrence as they look to sign him for a fee believed to be around £7m. He is currently contracted to Leicester but he is unhappy in the East Midlands and is looking to leave, with Derby seemingly being the perfect place to go to. He is coming off the back of a great season where he was on loan with Ipswich Town, scoring 11 goals in 38 appearances as he helped them steer clear of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

Derby will want to wrap up this deal soon considering their start to the season. While they had a decent start after drawing 1-1 with Sunderland, they came up short yesterday in a 2-0 loss to Wolves. While it was always going to be a tough start to the season with the teams they were going to face, they’ll be unhappy they are yet to pick up a win in the league.


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