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Deal Close: Derby County in advanced talks to seal deal for Burnley defender

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Championship side Derby County are close to agreeing a fee for Burnley centre back Jason Shackell, and are currently in advanced talks to try and seal a deal, according to the Derby Telegraph.

Derby continue in their pursuit of Burnley captain Jason Shackell

Derby continue in their pursuit of Burnley captain Jason Shackell

The 31-year-old would be returning to Derby after leaving the club in 2012 for Burnley for a fee of around £1.1 million, which would see Burnley make an impressive profit on his signature.

Shackell’s been heavily linked with a return to Pride Park this summer and the Rams have already had a £2 million offer rejected for him by Sean Dyche who wants to keep his club captain around.

Shackell is a talented, experienced centre back and Derby would do well to capture him once more, as he’d really add to a defence that struggled towards the end of last term.

The Rams will be looking to achieve at least a top six finish, and have already secured a number of impressive signings this summer, including the likes of Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann.

Shackell would most likely partner former Reading centre-back Alex Pearce in the heart of defence, but will also face competition from Richard Keogh.

Derby fans… What do you make of this news? Would Shackell be a good signing? Do you think he’ll better your defence? Is £3 million too much? Let us know in the comments below!


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