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Swansea City are poised to sign Derby County youngster Morgan Whittaker on a permanent deal for £1million, Football Insider can reveal.

The 20-year-old winger has played over 30 times for the Rams first-team since making his debut in August 2019.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider he is pencilled in to undergo a Swans medical on Monday after their bid was accepted on Saturday.

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This site revealed earlier this month Derby had enlisted agents to help find buyers for a number of their players in an effort to balance the books.

The Athletic report the club paid the players’ wages for January in full and on time after failing to do so for December.

Whittaker is one of a number of impressive academy products at Pride Park that have attracted the attention of other clubs.

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Jason Knight and Louie Sibley are on the radar of Leeds United while 16-year-old Kaide Gordon is set to sign for Liverpool.

England Under-20 international Whittaker began the season with five consecutive Championship appearances but has fallen down the pecking order under Wayne Rooney.

He has played just 37 minutes of first-team football since Philip Cocu left his role as manager at the end of November.

Swansea City manager Steve Cooper worked with Whittaker when he was England Under-17s boss.

The Swans have already added Conor Hourihane, Ben Hamer and Jordan Morris this transfer window as they eye a return to the Premier League.

In other news, Liverpool have set their sights on singing USA captain Aaron Long by tomorrow’s deadline.