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Derby mull over Manchester United target dubbed the 'new Luka Modric'

Derby County could look to take on Manchester United in a transfer battle for Polish international Karol Linetty.

According to reports from a Derbyshire local newspaper, the Derby Telegraph, the Rams sent their head of European scouting Mo Camara to watch the top of the league clash between Legia Warsaw and Lech Poznan at the weekend.

The Lech Poznan starlet Karol Linetty was mentioned as a potential target, as well as Slovakian under-21 international Onrej Duda and Jakub Kosecki. All of which played in the game that saw Legia Warsaw extend their lead at the top of the table.

Karl Linetty, 19, is one of the highly-sought after stars in Poland's progressive domestic league, and late last year he was apparently attracting the interest of current Premier League champions Manchester United.

The Polish youngster has been touted as the 'new Luka Modric' in some circles due to his intricate and clever style of play.

A report published by The Metro in November stated David Moyes was in the driving seat to land the Polish starlet for as little as £4 million. However, no move materialised for the Poznan star and he has gone on to remain a key component in the side that developed him through the youth system.

Nevertheless, the news of Derby County scouts at the game on Saturday has fueled rumours the Championship promotion hopefuls will try and entice the young star to the iPro Stadium in the summer transfer window.

With clubs of United's stature linked, and a reported price tag of £4 million, he may only become a viable option if the Rams are indeed promoted to the Premier League this term.

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