Derby County have made a move for Sunderland midfielder Elliot Embleton, reports Alan Nixon.
Derby County are keen to strike a deal to land the Championship man before the end of the transfer window at 11pm this evening.
Embleton, 24, is under contract at the Stadium of Light until the summer of 2025.
Reporter Nixon has claimed on his Patreon that the Rams have agreed to take him on loan for this season.
Derby are in need of some reinforcements in the middle of the park to give Paul Warne more options to pick from. Max Bird is currently out injured which has paved the way for someone new to come in.
Embleton would be an exciting addition by the League One side if they were able to get it over the line before the deadline. He would inject more quality and competition into their ranks ahead of the rest of the campaign as they look to get promoted to the Championship.
The Durham-born man has been on the books his current club for his whole career to date and rose up through their academy ranks. He was a regular for the North East outfit at various youth levels before breaking into their first-team.
Embleton has made 92 appearances for the Black Cats in all competitions to date and has chipped in with 11 goals. He helped them gain promotion from the third tier back in 2022.
He has also had loan spells away at Grimsby Town and Blackpool in the past as Derby look to land him now.