According to TEAMtalk, Derby County, Queens Park Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace are all eyeing a deal for Siriki Dembele.

The Peterborough United forward has been the outstanding player in League One this term.

Dembele has posted five goals and three assists in 11 league starts. According to Whoscored, his 7.62 average rating is the best in League One ahead of George Honeyman.

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While predominantly a striker, the 24-year-old can also feature as a wide left forward and his expiring contract leaves Posh in a difficult position ahead of January.

It was only last year Peterborough were in a similar position with Marcus Maddison.

Barry Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph how his side rejected bids for Dembele during the summer. However, the League One club’s resolve will likely be tested again in January.

According to Teamtalk, Derby and QPR are among those keen on his signature.

QPR have adopted a new approach under Mark Warburton.

The Hoops have prioritised signing younger players with potential. Lyndon Dykes, Macauley Bonne, Chris Willock, Charlie Kelman and Rob Dickie all arrived in the summer.

It will take time, but it seems QPR are heading in the right direction.

Derby, meanwhile, are desperate for a new striker in January. The Rams are bottom of the Championship table, scoring only five goals in 12 league games to date.

No Championship team has scored fewer goals at this stage.

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The departure of Chris Martin left a huge void, while injury-hit Jack Marriott is out until January after picking up a calf injury while on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.

Dembele could be a decent option for the Rams. However, with Wolves, Palace and Celtic also keen, the Pride Park club would face a stern battle for his signature.

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