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Fresh twist emerges as Derby County continue to seek West Brom transfer agreement

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Charlie Austin has snubbed the chance to join Derby County on loan, according to reports from Football Insider.

The Rams are in the market for a new centre-forward and have identified Austin as a potential transfer target, with only there now only three days to go until the domestic transfer window closes.

Austin, who joined West Bromwich Albion from Southampton last summer, scored 11 goals for the Baggies as they won automatic promotion to the Premier League last season.

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Austin, though, failed to nail down a regular place in the team under Slaven Bilic, and he is yet to feature in the Premier League for Albion thus far this term.

A move away looks likely, with Derby being heavily linked with a move for the experienced 31-year-old.

Wayne Rooney is also believed to have been in contact with Austin over the past few days in an attempt to convince the striker to join the Rams before the transfer window closes.

But according to Football Insider, Austin has snubbed a move to Pride Park, and is likely to remain at West Brom and fight for his place at the Hawthorns.

The Verdict

This is a major blow for Derby.

Austin is an experienced striker who is a proven goalscorer at Championship level, and you could see him fitting right into Phillip Cocu’s team and his style of play.

They’ve essentially put all their eggs in one basket with Austin, and fans will now be hoping that they can move on quickly and find another striker target.


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