Derby County are looking to bring in Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Will Vaulks before the transfer window deadline.
According to The Star, Vaulks has fallen down the pecking order at Hillsborough under new manager Xisco Munoz, and with The Owls looking at moves for Newcastle United midfielders Isaac Hayden and Jeff Hendrick, Wednesday are open to letting him move on, Derby are said to not be the only club interested.
Vaulks worked with Derby manager Paul Warne, with the lair working together at Rotherham United, with Vaulks making over 120 appearances for the Millers in Warne’s tenure.
The midfielder is in the final year of his contract at Wednesday, so will more than likely what to live on should be not be given regular playing time.
Who is Will Vaulks and would he be a good signing?
Will Vaulks is a 29-year-old defensive midfielder who can also play right back. He is also a Welsh international, representing his country on seven occasions.
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He played 54 times in all competitions last season as Wednesday were promoted from League One to the Championship via the play-offs, after joining from Cardiff City last summer.
He has spent the majority of his career bouncing between the Championship and the top or League One, so would bring a lot of experience to the Rams.
It makes sense that Derby would be looking to bring Vaulks in, especially with the injury to Max Bird which is set to keep him on the sidelines for three months. They have also brought in Tyrese Fornah from rivals Nottingham Forest, so Vaulks would have competition.
Derby have also been linked with Jonson Clarke-Harris to bolster their frontline, last season’s top scorer in League One.