Derby have expressed an interest in signing the former France international Adil Rami, as Phillip Cocu looks to bolster his defence before Friday’s transfer deadline.
Rami has a wealth of experience in Europe’s top leagues but the centre-back has been struggling for game time at his current club Fenerbahce.
According to The Athletic, the Rams are eyeing up a move on Rami to shore up their defence.
Cocu was head coach at the Turkish club in 2018 and reports suggest he still has a great working relationship with the board – putting him at an advantage for the Frenchman’s signature.
The defender won the World Cup with France in 2018 and has also lifted the Europa League with Sevilla – however, a lack of minutes on the pitch could make a move to Derby attractive for Rami.
Derby would have to fend off Premier League opposition, as Crystal Palace and Brighton have also registered an interest in the experienced centre-half.