Derby County, Birmingham City and Ipswich Town are all in the race to sign free agent David Cornell this summer according to Football Insider.

The 29-year-old was released by Northampton Town following their promotion heroics against Exeter City and is now available on a free transfer.

Derby and Birmingham are both looking to increase their goalkeeping options and Cornell would represent a viable option in terms of the financial aspects of the deal.

Cornell played a crucial role in helping Northampton seal promotion this season making 34 appearances for Keith Curle’s side but ultimately fell out of favour during the final few games of the campaign and was on the bench for their play-off wins against Exeter City and Cheltenham Town.

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The Welsh international has built up a great deal experience in League’s One and Two during spells with Northampton, Oldham Athletic and Portsmouth.

Huddersfield Town loanee Ben Hamer has been Phillip Cocu’s first-choice goalkeeper at Derby since November but there is no guarantee that they will be able to entice him to Pride Park on a permanent basis.

Birmingham City have Lee Camp as their number one choice goalkeeper and although they extended his contract for him to finish the current campaign there has been no clarification on a further extension.

Cornell has a wealth of experience and could be ready for the step up to the Championship and he is seen as a no risk acquisition for Derby and Birmingham to make with him being available on a free transfer.

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Who will David Cornell sign for this summer?

Derby County

Birmingham City

Ipswich Town