Burnley captain Jason Shackell is set to return to Derby County after a fee has been agreed, BBC Sport have confirmed.
Rumours have persisted for some time of Derby’s pursuit of their former defender with Rams head coach Paul Clement seemingly seeing the 31-year-old, as the perfect player to lead his side to promotion this coming season.
It seems a third bid from Clement did the trick after having offers of £1.5 million and £2 million rejected by Burnley as Clarets boss Sean Dyche was keen to keep the defender at the club, as he plans to bounce back from relegation at the first attempt.
The Daily Mail understands that a deal of cash plus Richard Keogh fell through and it had turned into a straight transfer.
Shackell had a season at the iPro Stadium in 2011 after joining in a £1 million deal from Barnsley but was sold a year later to Burnley for an undisclosed fee, where he was announced as the club captain.
At Turf Moor he captained the side to promotion under Sean Dyche in 2014 and made 128 appearances for the Lancashire side, scoring four goals.
Shackell will most likely partner ex-Reading defender Alex Pearce at the heart of the Derby County defence, but will face competition from fellow centre-back Richard Keogh.
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