According to Football Insider, Sheffield Wednesday are plotting to sign Cardiff City’s Aden Flint before the deadline in a deal which could benefit Derby County.

The Owls are evidently looking to strengthen their defence.

The international window may be closed, but the domestic window is still open until October 16 allowing Premier League and EFL clubs to still complete deals.

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Flint, who arrived at Cardiff City for some £6 million in 2019, has fallen out of favour under Bluebirds boss Neil Harris and the Owls could offer him a fresh start in Yorkshire.

Wednesday sealing a deal for Flint may have a knock-on effect, and Derby could benefit as the Rams have also been linked with another defender ahead of the deadline.

Goal claimed this past week how both Wednesday and Derby were eyeing a loan move for Chelsea’s Jake Clarke-Salter who is set for a Championship return.

Should the Owls sign Flint, it would seemingly leave Derby leading the race for the Blues man.

Clarke-Salter spent last season on loan at Birmingham City. He has plenty of experience following several loans, and he must have one eye on his long-term future.

The Rams were poor defensively in their opening three games, shipping eight goals.

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Manager Phillip Cocu moved to a back five in Derby’s 1-0 win at Norwich City, and if that is the way forward then another centre-back option may be necessary.

Curtis Davies, Matt Clarke, George Evans, Mike te Wierek, Andre Wisdom and Craig Forsyth can all play in the middle, however the latter three have struggled early on this term.

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