As the closed season springs into action Derby County are again at the centre of the transfer merry-go-round.
As we reported last week the Rams look to be in pole position to bring Northampton winger Michael Jacobs to Pride Park. The out of contract player has been attracting interest from Watford, Charlton and Bristol City.
Jacobs looks to be a replacement for Paul Green who is interesting Leeds United , the 29 year old Green has rejected a new contract with Derby County and ambitious Leeds are looking at several potential new player for next season. Taking Republic of Ireland International Green on a free transfer when his contract ends in June is seen as a small coup for the Yorkshire side.
The Rams have also had interest in 28 year-old Jason Shackell. The central defensive colossus is reported to have been the centre of £1.2m bid from Championship rivals Burnley in recent days . The Rams don’t seem to be interested in the bid and have reportedly rejected the offer.
Shackell should be the Rams central defensive key player for next season after Captain Shaun Barker sustained an serious injury which will see him miss most, if not all of next season.
Rams CEO, Ton Glick has reiterated that all players could be sold at the club if “the right offer” came in but what price would be the right price for Jason Shackell? As the transfer season rumbles on I am sure there will be further shock comings and goings before Derby County take to the field for the 2012-13 season.