Derby County are reportedly keen on completing a loan deal for Southampton’s Harrison Reed.
Following the Saints’ signing of fellow midfielder Oriol Romeu from Chelsea earlier this month, the Championship outfit are willing to offer the 20-year-old first-team action at the iPro Stadium following injury to Will Hughes.
Reed, who is an England Under-20 international, made ten appearances in all competitions for Ronald Koeman’s side last season.
However; coupling Romeu’s arrival with fellow signing Jordy Clasie earlier this summer, Reed has slipped down further boss Koeman’s pecking order and could leave St Mary’s Stadium on loan before the close of the transfer window.
Derby manager Paul Clement is desperate to bolster his midfield ranks within the next fortnight, with the Rams able to offer the attractive and technical style of football he prefers under the former Real Madrid coach.