Derby County could help Nottingham Forest out in pursuit for Wolves winger

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly keen in signing Derby County winger Michael Jacobs, if Derby sanction the move it could open the door for Bakary Sako to join Nottingham Forest.

Earlier today respected journalist Sean Taylor tweeted about interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers in Derby County winger Michael Jacobs.

Michael Jacobs has enjoyed a very successful loan spell in West Midlands, and fans and management alike want the young Derby County winger to stick around. Unfortunately for Wolves, Steve McClaren has previously said that Jacobs is still part of the plans at Derby County so it would take a significant offer from Kenny Jackett's side to win his services. Although with that being said, Derby County have just signed Tottenham winger Simon Dawkins on a permanent contract so the former England manager may be more open to the player leaving if a offer is tabled.

However, the kicker is with Derby County allowing one of their fringe players to move to Wolves, it could open the door for Bakary Sako to move to the City Ground. The former France U-21 international has been a long-term target of Billy Davies and has been vigorously targeted in the past six months. And with Nottingham Forest promising to spend money in the winter window, it stands to reason that the Wolves winger is still a name on the list.

The departure of Michael Jacobs may not be a significant one for the Rams, having not been part of the squad during their impressive turn of form, but if Sako went to Nottingham Forest it could significantly strengthen their promotion push. And with only four points between the two sides, it could be something they later regret.

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