Derby County have confirmed that they are in talks with recently released Nottingham Forest winger Kris Commons.
Commons, 24, left the City Ground on Wednesday after deciding against extending his contract with the promoted League One club.
The left winger made more than 150 appearances during four seasons with Forest.
But after learning about his availability, the Rams have moved swiftly to open contract negotiations with the Nottingham-born midfielder ahead of their return to the Championship next season.
"We are in talks with Kris and we are hopeful that he will agree to join us in the near future," chairman of football Adam Pearson told the club's official website.
Commons could become the first player to make a direct move from Forest to their local rivals since Gary Charles in 1993.