Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has told the Daily Record his side will sell reported Derby County and Stoke City target Sam Cosgrove if they receive the right offer.

Cosgrove has been in stunning form for the Dons this season. He already has 18 goals in all competitions and looks set to break a club record stretching back to the 70s.

According to TEAMtalk, Derby are keen on the player ahead of January. And, a recent report in The Sun (Dec 1; page 62) state Stoke City are also in the running to sign him.

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The Sun add that Aberdeen want £4 million for Cosgrove amid Championship interest. McInnes, meanwhile, admits he could be sold for the right offer.

It’s no surprise if clubs like him [Sam Cosgrove]. If the right offer comes in for any of our players, they will be sold. But we want to make sure the right offers come in. We can’t do anything about that – all we can do is if the offer comes in be in a strong position to say yes or no.

Both Derby and Stoke could be busy during January.

Stoke are currently in the bottom three following a terrible start to the campaign. Michael O’Neill has replaced Nathan Jones as manager, and he will look to make changes.

Derby have plenty of attacking options. Wayne Rooney’s availability in January will add to the likes of Jack Marriott, Martyn Waghorn and Chris Martin.

But the Rams have struggled for goals, scoring just 20 in 19 games. On the road, Phillip Cocu’s side haven’t scored since the 2-2 draw at Barnsley in October.

Cosgrove, standing at 6ft 2inch, could provide something different. He is excellent in the air, strong on the ball and helps bring other attacking players into the game.

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Aberdeen know they don’t have the resources to compete with most Championship clubs. And, in January, many will be looking to strengthen with so much at stake.

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