Derby County could raise up to £2.5m from the sale of Curtis Davies this summer, with Stoke City believed to be interested in signing the centre-back.
According to the Mirror (12/06, 20:16), Frank Lampard is looking to raise transfer funds at the Pride Park Stadium, with Derby also looking to cut their wage bill ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
That report claims that if Davies is sold, Derby could raise £2.5m from his sale, which is a £2m profit on the reported £500k they paid to sign the 33-year-old last summer.
Gary Rowett, who was the man to take Davies to Derby, is keen on a reunion with the centre-back at Stoke, who he is currently preparing for their return to the Sky Bet Championship next season.
Davies was influential under Rowett last season, helping to guide Derby to sixth in the Championship table.
The ex-Hull defender was ever-present in the Championship, making 46 appearances during the regular season.
Davies then featured in both legs of Derby’s play-off semi-final clash with Fulham.
Whilst Derby could move Davies on to boost their own funds, if Lampard wants to keep his captain, the Rams could offer the 33-year-old fresh terms.
£2m profit on Davies, at this stage of his career, would be extremely good business for Derby, however, you doubt Lampard could afford to lose his captain at this stage.
Next season is going to be interesting at Derby, and with an inexperienced Lampard now in charge, he could do with a player like Davies leading his squad.
Stoke’s interest doesn’t seem to be going away, but Derby need to be digging their heels in over Davies.
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