Hull City are hopeful of signing Max Bird this week.

That’s according to Hull Live, who have reported that Liam Rosenior is confident that they can land the Derby County midfielder after seeing their opening two bids rejected.

Bird joined The Rams’ academy 13 years ago and has since become a regular with at the club, making 38 appearances in League One last season and also scored their goal of the season against Cheltenham Town in January.

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However, Derby’s failure to secure promotion straight back to the Championship has resulted in interest from Hull and it looks increasingly likely that the ‘great’ youngster could move to Yorkshire.

Paul Warne has already admitted that he thought some of his players’ heads had been turned, with the report also claiming that he was likely to be talking about Bird as the midfielder is eager to join The Tigers this summer.

Hull have now lodged a third bid and Derby could be forced to sell up if Bird tries to force a move through to the second tier club, where he could be reunited with Rosenior.

Derby County are already looking for a new Max Bird ahead of potential Hull City switch

While Derby County have so far looked keen to keep hold of Max Bird after the 22-year-old picked up two assists in their opening two matches, the club are already looking to bring in a new midfielder.

Paul Warne has admitted he still look to bolster his squad and could be in for a busy transfer deadline day as they look to strengthen ahead of an important season in the third tier.

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Speaking to DerbyshireLive this week, the Rams boss said: “There isn’t anything exciting to tell you. I am still trying to sign a central midfielder.

“I’d like another attacking option that we are trying to do. It could be pizza and fish and chips on transfer deadline day night.

“I know everyone thinks we have this pot of gold and everybody is going to come to Derby. It’s not the case. I have a budget that is used up by the players we currently have.”

Derby’s chances of improving their ranks could be boosted if they make a decent fee from Max Bird‘s potential move away.

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