According to Football League Word, Ipswich Town are considering a move for Derby County forward Martyn Waghorn who is available on a free transfer this summer.
Derby signed Waghorn from Ipswich for a £5 million fee in 2018.
Then manager Frank Lampard signed both Waghorn and Jack Marriott, and the duo played a part as the Rams reached the playoff final that season only to lose to Aston Villa.
Waghorn scored nine goals in his debut season at Pride Park and then performed even better under former manager Phillip Cocu, scoring 12 goals and posting three assists.
The 31-year-old, however, has struggled to replicate that form this season, posting just three goals and three assists in 31 Championship games.
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Waghorn’s contract expires this summer. He is arguably among the club’s highest earners, and his poor form plus Derby’s predicament may have prompted in a contract standoff.
Football League World claim Ipswich are weighing up a move for him.
The Tractor Boys are set for another season in League One. However, under the guidance of Paul Cook, the Suffolk club should be pushing for automatic promotion next term.
Ipswich are also under new ownership. Keen to make an impression, bringing Waghorn back to Portman Road could demonstrate their ambitions ahead of next season.
Derby face a relegation showdown with Sheffield Wednesday next season.
Regardless of the outcome, the Rams must rebuild this summer and manager Wayne Rooney will surely be keen to bring in his own players to move the club forward.