Reported Derby County target Armand Gnanduillet is on course to match former Blackpool ace Tom Ince’s goal scoring record set seven years ago.

According to Football Insider, Derby were eyeing a deal for Gnanduillet in January.

The 27-year-old striker has been in excellent form for Blackpool this season. He has posted 17 goals in 32 games in all competitions to date.

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He is already Blackpool’s highest scorer in a single season since Tom Ince scored 18 in the 2012/13 campaign. And, with a third of the season to go, there is every chance he will topple Andy Morrell’s 20-goal campaign from 13 years ago.

Gnanduillet’s success at Blackpool certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Aside from Derby’s alleged interest, a report by D3D4 claimed Charlton Athletic also eyed a deal for him in January but a proposed move failed to materialise.

Blackpool are safely in midtable in League One. The Tangerines are 15 points clear of the relegation zone but some 11 points shy of the top six.

The Lancashire club haven’t had much success in recent years. Gnanduillet, however, has time to beat Tom Ince’s record set prior to his move to Derby.

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The Rams signed Ince in 2015 and later sold him to Huddersfield Town for £11 million (The Sun). After one season in the top-flight, he joined Stoke City for a similar fee.

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