Derby County and Fulham are looking to bring in Todd Kane, although they face competition for the right-back from newly-promoted Premier League pair Sheffield United and Aston Villa.
That’s according to Football Insider who state that the four clubs are all interested in the 25-year-old who will be a free agent when his contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the month.
Kane has been with the Blues since he was a kid but has yet to make an appearance for the Londoners, who have sent him out on loan regularly over the years.
His latest spell away from Stamford Bridge came at Hull last season, with the full-back making 39 league appearances for Nigel Adkins side and he impressed with his displays on the whole.
Now it’s down to Kane to decide where his future lies and the Blades and Villa will feel they have the edge by offering top-flight football to the player.
However, Kane knows Lampard from his time with Chelsea an the Rams will hope that can be a factor.
On a free transfer you have to say that Kane would be a smart signing for any of the four clubs and you can see why they are interested.
After so many loan spells you would imagine that the versatile 25-year-old wants to find somewhere where he can stay for the long-term so it’s a very big decision from his perspective.
The appeal of the Premier League could make it tough for Derby and Fulham, although you could argue first-team football is more likely in the Championship so it will be interesting to see where he ends up.
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