Derby Transfer Rumours Archive April 01 2013 to May 01 2013


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29 Apr 2013 19:20:21
If wolves go down, then eBanks-Blake will be heading to derby I the summer

Good hopefully he will

He would be good at the Rams

Top player, would love him playing with sammon

Not with a broken leg!

Wolves are down so I look forward to seeing him next year.

He is going to Sheffield Wed!

29 Apr 2013 07:31:59
Roberts might reconsider his retirement at the end of the season with tranmere interested

He's going to Burton!

28 Apr 2013 23:10:11
Derby outs
Hughes 6m & loan
bryson 3m
dont see brayford or hendrick leaving


Hughes is more than 6 million and Brayford has more chance in leaving than Bryson

Bryson not leaving

27 Apr 2013 19:21:29
High interest in Scott dann from derby forest and burnley as he has become frustrated and angry at blackburns position

Haha ridiculous! Derby will never go in for Dann

Why? A few high wage players are leaving (Roberts, Tyson and bailey) and Blackburn are in a poor position

Sam rush has said at his Q&A that we are looking at out of contract players. Dann is out of our price range.

Dean whitehead?

Would love to see him here! Heard rumors of jackson and baptise too!

27 Apr 2013 07:11:48
With helguson bring released from Cardiff at the end off season a lot championship and league 1 teams are interested derby, burnley, Bristol city, Sheffield Wednesday and there rivals Sheffield united

He has retired!

He's gone back to iceland

26 Apr 2013 19:00:38
Bryson gathering interest from palace, Cardiff and Wigan

Would let him go for £1. 5+ million. runs all day and scores a few but think he is a bit lightweight and not a ball-winner which Derby need in ront of the back four. Would play Brayford in that position myself and go with Freeman at RB. Put the money towards buying Doyle from Wolves!

26 Apr 2013 18:59:03
Baptiste and Kevin Davies deal nearly done deals what do you think rams fans?

If we are going after Davies then it is either him or Chris Martin Clough wants, but not both. I'd prefer neither.

Kevin Davies over Chris Martin any day! Great player with huge amounts of experience.

I'd rather have Martin Davies is past it or have them both abd give sammon some competition

Davies cancelled going to Toronto because his family don't want to move that far for what would be a two-year deal so he is being asked to come to Pride Park instead. Contract negotiations are ongoing, expect a press release after Boltons' last game.

Baptiste also in talks though if Palace go up (in talks also with them) he'll go to play in the Premier league. Can also subjectively say that Palace will offer significantly higher wages to tempt people to come to London.

26 Apr 2013 07:34:15
Derby are strongly linked with Shrewsbury Towns, Jon Taylor after a strong season in league 1 for the shrews, Compensation would have to be paid though as he is out of contract but likely to be offered a contract by the shrews so there fore due to his age, money would have to be agreed, whether it be through the clubs or tribunal

I really Hope so he's a great young, fast skilful winger

25 Apr 2013 17:40:52
who are watching will hughes ed? {Ed001's Note - basically every team in the Prem and Cardiff have shown an interest. I would expect the other promoted Champ teams to show interest over the summer as well.}

Hughes miles to good to join promoted sides. Only a top 6 {Ed001's Note - I am not sure he will be going anywhere, this summer anyway. There are lots of interested clubs, but he is not showing an inclination to push to leave, yet. I suppose the acid test will be in the summer when agents are shoving offers under his nose.}

Signed new deal - Clough saying he's staying this summer. Good news. Just signed new deal and all!

23 Apr 2013 17:46:52
Baptiste nearly a done deal!

Heard similar. Very close, all but agreed

Anouncement after Saturdays game apperently. It would be a great signing for Derby

Just the sort of player we a crying out for, experienced strong, tall and fast and clough his defenders fast (keogh and shackell)

23 Apr 2013 17:26:04
Wigan if they stay up, Aston villa, Fulham and hull they go up are interested in hendrick in the region off 3 million.

More likely Bryson to Wigan

21 Apr 2013 23:14:42
Steve Davies could be making his way back to derby but amaze forest and Blackpool are interested after an apparent bust up with the Bristol board and him not wanting to play in league 1

Bristol must sell Steve Davies and others, they have a huge wage bill and cannot afford to keep him. He will definitely NOT be re joining Derby though

He has shown desire to come back to derby on twitter and a few off his friends

100% will not be re joining Derby

Liely to join Ipswich!


21 Apr 2013 17:20:28
Arturo lupoli has said how much he would love to come back to derby on twitter, one of his most recent tweets saying it could happen in the future.

Would have him back any day off the week

No thanks! Poor strike rate! No better than what we have!

21 Apr 2013 10:57:19
Will grigg off to derby and ball going other way on loan

20 Apr 2013 12:19:06
will grigg has said he wants his move to derby in the summer, he's my pal and said derby are interested

We need someone like him

Swap deal with Callum Ball + money going the opposite way

If true, this is a good deal by Derby.

20 Apr 2013 12:16:45
Derby to make Forsyth permanent deal, no offer for Martin yet (if he had scored a couple of goals, Cloughie would. but too many already loan to perm fail to excel afterwards. )

Still chasing Baptiste (as are Palace) and Gary Monk for CB slot, Waghorn and Will Grigg for CF slot and Moussi to strengthen defensive midfield.

Martin and Salmon don't work together so its one or the other

19 Apr 2013 11:09:32
Derby's wish list
Adomah Bristol City
Davies Bolton
Waghorn Leicester
Whitehead Stoke
Baptiste Blackpool
Forsyth Watford (currently on loan at Derby)
Grigg Walsall

Deeney, Doyle, Bailey, Ball, Naylor, Brayford, Tyson, Robinson, Hendrick, Atkins, Roberts.

Decision to be made on Ben Davies

Something you've made up for a guess. ?

Nope conversation at Moor Farm, we look after their community projects, these are players they have expressed a genuine interest in. Callum Ball's farther has mentioned a potential swap + cash deal for Grigg/ Ball with Walsall.

1. what's the name of your community project.
2. Why would they tell you about their summer plans.
3. Callum Ball will be here for many years only 19/20
4. Callum Ball doesn't see his dad.
5. We are after 6/7 smart buys not going to be in bidding wars Adomah an example of that where he will be probably go crystal palace to replace zaha.

Callum Ball does see his dad, and his mum and his brother! I know because I am friends with John (dad), regular in bookies at Beaumont Leys. and he leaves all the footie stuff to his sons' agent, though he has confirmed Callum, out recently with ankle injury (and currently not in Pressleys long term plans at Coventry) is looking for regular first team footie next year as he turns 21. Grigg/ Ball + cash swap is mentioned but only because the two have the same agent.


Callum another one with year left on contract and though not on list to go will have something to prove pre-season as he has in the past come back quite unfit! Think Cloughie rates him and wants him to succeed, a bit like with Conor Doyle, both fine at u-21 levevl but struggle to make step up. Took his goal vs Arsenal when with Cov very well, need a few more like that to cememnt place in squad!

15 Apr 2013 17:10:25
Derby are interested in bring in Albert adomah if hendrick does leave for Wigan or Aston villa and Hughes to many teams.

I'd hope that we'd sign more than Adomah if both Hendrick and Hughes leave.

We will but he is a favourite because coutts will be moved to the middle and adomah wide right

10 Apr 2013 16:21:25
Derby looking to next year and strengthening u-21 and first team with move for Chelsea starlet Nathan Ake (Ruud Gullet look-a-like and quality player!).

Nathan Ake
Born on 18 February 1995 in Gravenhage, Holland, Nathan joined from Feyenoord in the summer of 2011 after competing in the Under-17 World Cup. Versatile, he is primarily a defender who can play either in the middle or on the left, but is also comfortable in the centre of midfield. A successful first season, which included reserve team appearances, ended with the 2012 FA Youth Cup Final win although Nathan did not play the second leg of the final.

He made his first-team debut in the final moments of an away league game at Norwich on Boxing Day 2012, and his first start in an FA Cup fifth-round tie away at Middlesbrough at the end of February 2013.
Ake was part of the Dutch side beaten by Germany on penalties in the final of the European Under-17 Championships.

Add to that list of Metgods' dutch contacts, Stefano Denswill of Ajax.

Nathan Ake would be a great loan signing if you can prise him away, not got much of a look in at chelsea though he played in UEFA game.

These people who disagree with above posts. are you challenging the view that Derby are in for him (fact as Metgod acknowledges he his using his Ditch u-21 conttacts to bring young players to the team and targetting players already in UK)

or arguing that Ake is a good player. Ruud Gullet quote on Ake ". he doesn't just look like me, he looks better than me and at his age plays better than I did. "

07 Apr 2013 19:19:35
Alex Baptiste, Chris Humphrey, Martyn Waghorn and Matty Fryatt are 4 of many targets for derby in the summer.

07 Apr 2013 16:54:28
Derby are looking at Alex Baptiste. Was scouted at Forest game yesterday FACT 100%

05 Apr 2013 13:26:53
Have mates who are neighbours of Darren Pratley's folks, say he is not happy with life in the northeast and not starting games, currently in 'talks' with Midlands club regarding summer move. only giveaway by him was that he visited their training base near to the 'St Georges Park' and was very impressed by manager and squad. Good signing for Rams maybe?

It's probably forest, didn't billy Davies want him when he was at Swansea?

05 Apr 2013 10:40:10
The Scottish Sun has an article on Chris HUMPHREY from Scottish SPL outfit Motherwell, as an option to the lack lustre Derby front line, could be just what we need in terms of genuine pace, has lots of experience in Europe, and still under 25. Free in the Summer, would seem a good financial move, for both player and club.

03 Apr 2013 12:53:40
Derby to sign Kevin Davies on two-year deal after his release by Bolton. Sam Rush also in negotiations with Walsall over Will Grigg and Sheff Wed for defender Reda Johnson.

Cloughie impressed with Dawson of Leeds after last game and and will chase him over the summer for Pride Park move.

Where have you heard about Kevin Davies signing for derby? I know we're interested in Gary Monk, Greg Cunningham, Matty Fryatt, chris Humphreys and Guy Moussi.

"Kevin Davies in talks with unnamed championship club, reprted to be rams after decling finishing career in middle east"

bolton press

You got a link for that for me to see?