Derby County could miss out on signing attacker Serdar Dursun with two clubs in Germany keen on bringing him in.
The Rams have been linked with the attacker for some time but could not get a deal done for him in the summer window at the beginning of this season.
And, though the market is once again open, the Rams cannot sign him this month thanks to Brexit and new legislation over employees coming from the EU – Dursun essentially does not fit the requirements that will be reviewed in the summer of this year.
That in mind, then, the door is open for clubs in his native Germany to take a look at him and both Hannover 96 and Union Berlin are interested, with the former making an offer according to Bild.
The new rules following on from the UK’s exit from the EU mean that players signed from the continent have to meet new criteria on a points-based system.
Dursun, having not played for Germany and being only based in the second-tier over there, does not meet the requirements at the moment and so, despite a review in the summer that could potentially change things, Derby cannot get him for the moment and, therefore, run the risk of missing out.