Saturday 18 August 2018

Derby turn down a third substantial offer from Premier League club for Ireland star Jeff Hendrick

Jeff Hendrick
Jeff Hendrick
Aidan Fitzmaurice

Aidan Fitzmaurice

Derby County have knocked back yet another bid from Premier League side Burnley for their Irish star Jeff Hendrick.

The midfielder has been linked with a number of clubs since his impressive display for Ireland at Euro 2016, but the only firm offers, to date, have come from Burnley. Earlier bids of £3million and £5m were turned down by the Rams but local reports indicate that a third bid by the Clarets, of £7m, has also been rejected as Derby hold out for more cash.

Burley have reportedly offered the Rams cash and two players, James Tarkowski and Tendayi Darikwa, in exchange for the Dubliner but Derby are happy to hold out and see if other offers come in before the transfer window closes.

Talk of a weekend move to Celtic for Ireland defender Shane Duffy has cooled as Blackburn boss Owen Coyle made it clear that he does not want to sell the 24-year-old.

But one Ireland player who is on the move is keeper Stephen Henderson. He has left Charlton and earned a move back to the Championship by agreeing a two-year deal with Nottingham Forest. Henderson, still uncapped at senior level, will hope to use the move to force his way into the senior Ireland squad.


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