Championship side Huddersfield Town have rejected a £2 million bid from Derby County for midfielder Jacob Butterfield and have placed a £5 million price tag on the player, according to reports.
Derby turned their attention to Butterfield as they are looking for cover in midfield following injuries to key players such as Will Hughes, who is out with a six-month injury. Huddersfield boss Chris Powell has stressed his desire to keep Butterfield saying he is “key to myself and this football club.”
Butterfield made the move to Town in an exchange plus cash deal for Adam Clayton, who joined Championship rivals Middlesbrough. In his year at Huddersfield, the 25-year-old has made 49 appearances in all competitions, scoring six and assisting seven.
Huddersfield have already lost midfielders Conor Coady and Anthony Gerrard this summer, and are reluctant to let Butterfield join those who have headed for the exit door.
Derby meanwhile, have seen seven new arrivals join Paul Clement’s squad. Tom Ince and Andreas Weimann have been the two big money moves that they have made. They are now looking to add Butterfield to that list as they aim to secure promotion to the Premier League.