Sources: Derby table improved £2.5m bid for major summer target
EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke
Derby County have made an improved bid for Brentford winger Florian Jozefzoon as they look to beat Leeds to the Dutchman’s signature, Football Insider sources understands.
Derby and Leeds have both seen bids of £1.5million rejected by Brentford for Jozefzoon earlier this summer with the Bees reluctant to lose the 27-year-old.
However, a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Derby have now come with an improved offer in the region of £2.5million for Jozefzoon as they look to persuade Brentford into selling him.
Derby boss Frank Lampard and new Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa are both looking to bolster the attacking options at their respective clubs and have made Jozefzoon one of their top targets during this transfer window.
Jozefzoon has established himself as one of the best wide men outside the Premier League after impressing at Brentford during the last 18 months following his arrival from PSV Eindhoven.
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The former Holland Under-21 international made 43 appearances in all competitions last season and chipped in with seven goals and eight assits for Brentford.
Derby are now waiting to see if their new offer will be accepted by Brentford and it remains to be seen if Leeds will make a new bid to rival Derby.