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Derby County in free agent talks amid Rotherham United interest

Derby County are in talks to sign striker Billy Sharp following his exit from Sheffield United, reports Alan Nixon.

Derby County are interested in a potential deal for the veteran as they look to bolster their attacking options.

Sharp, 37, was released by Sheffield United at the end of last season and is currently weighing up his options as a free agent. The Rotherham Advertiser claim Rotherham United have tabled him an offer.

In this latest update, reporter Nixon has claimed on his Patreon page that the Rams are negotiating with him now over a possible switch to Pride Park following their opening day home loss to Wigan Athletic over the weekend.

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Derby could do with some more competition and depth in forward areas as they eye promotion from League One under Paul Warne. Sharp would be a relatively risk-free addition if they were able to win the race for his signature as it wouldn’t require a transfer fee to get him.

He is a vastly experienced player in the Football League and has made 693 appearances in his career in all competitions to date, scoring 267 goals.

The former Scunthorpe United, Southampton and Leeds United man has proven that he knows where the back of the net is throughout his long career to date. He also played 45 times for Sheffield United last term to help them gain promotion to the Premier League which proves he isn’t ready to hang up his boots just yet and is still capable of playing a lot of games.

Sharp re-joined the Blades in 2015 whilst they were in the third tier and helped them rise to the top flight during his second stint at Bramall Lane, firing 116 goals in 311 outings.

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