Sheffield United have opened talks to sign Derby County defender Jayden Bogle, Football Insider can reveal.
The Premier League outfit are looking to strengthen at right-back and they are looking to land the 20-year-old before the transfer window shuts.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the two clubs are in discussions over a deal costing around £5million.
Derby had hoped to get up to £10m for their exciting young talent but that value is deemed too high by Chris Wilder’s side.
As revealed by Football Insider, there has also been strong interest from Fulham in Bogle this summer.
But Sheffield United have now climbed into pole position to sign the youngster, who has attracted interest from Premier League clubs since breaking into the first team at Derby when Frank Lampard was in charge two seasons ago.
West Ham have also taken a close look at Bogle, who has already played 77 Championship matches despite only turning 20 a month ago.
Bogle is highly regarded for his dynamism and is a full-back in the modern mould, who is a key creator for his side.
The England Under-20 international has already accumulated 17 assists as well as three goals from his 91 senior Derby appearances.
He was a mainstay of the starting XI under both Lampard and Phillip Cocu, whose side ended last season in a disappointing 10th position.
Bogle has two years left on his current contract at Derby and they could be tempted by an offer this summer that would allow Cocu to strengthen his squad elsewhere.