FL transfer latest: Derby want Gardner and Birmingham after Dutch defender

Derby County West Stand

Derby County, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Doncaster Rovers, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday all feature.

1) Derby interested in Craig Gardner 

The Rams are reportedly amongst three teams vying for former £6m released Sunderland winger Craig Gardner, according to the Daily Mail. 

The 27-year-old has been utilised more as a squad player this season at the Stadium of Light, making seven starts and scoring two goals. Which included an FA Cup match winner against Premier League rivals Southampton. 

West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City are the other two sides reportedly interested.

2) Wolves interested in James Husbands

Wolverhampton Wanderers, along with Hull City and Wigan Athletic are reportedly interested in signing Doncaster Rovers' highly-rated left-back James Husband, according to the Sun.

The 20-year-old has earned the plaudits this season following on from some very impressive performances, and could be rewarded this summer with a high-profile transfer move. 

Newly-promoted Wovlerhampton Wanderers and play-off failures Wigan Athletic are likely to be amongst the promotion hopefuls this season, whilst FA Cup finalist Hull can offer Premier League football.

3) Orlando City in for Dan Harding

Nottingham Forest defender Dan Harding has been astonishingly linked with a move to the ever-growing MLS to join up with ambitious Florida-based club Orlando City, according to the Nottingham Evening Post.

The former Saints defender has come under fire this season due to some less than impressive performances. In January, the defender was replaced with former team-mate Daniel Fox

With first choice left-back Chris Cohen expected to be fit for next season, along with Fox, It does look likely the 30-year-old could be the one to make way this summer. 

4) Birmingham want former ADO Den Haag defender Tom Beugelsdijk

The Birmingham Mail confirmed late last night that Birmingham City are holding talks with out-of-contract former ADO Den Haag central-defender Tom Beugelsdijk.

Last season, the 23-year-old defender enjoyed his finest yet, netting four times in 30 appearances for the club in the Eredivisie and earning the plaudits on a regular basis. Nevertheless, Birmingham City manager Lee Clark may have to wait to secure the player, with the takeover of vast importance in order to get this transfer over the line.  

5) Oguchi Onyewu leaves door open for Sheffield Wednesday

After admitting his disappointment on missing out on the United States World Cup squad, the 32-year-old defender has left the door open to a Sheffield Wednesday return, however, set his standards a little higher.

‘Right now no decisions have been made but I’m aiming to stay in the UK,’ he said.

‘It’s always a possibility that I will stay at Wednesday, but I want to weigh my options before I make a final decision. Who knows, maybe I’ll have the opportunity to play for Newcastle again, you never know.’

The former Toon star has played an important part for Sheffield Wednesday this season, recording 18 appearances in the final half of the season. A statistic that puts doubts over his fitness well and truly to bed. 

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