Report: Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday enter race for Conor Washington

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Queens Park Rangers, Birmingham City, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are all keen on signing Conor Washington from Peterborough United.

According to a report in the Football League Paper, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County have both entered the race for Peterborough United front man Conor Washington.

The 23-year-old forward is one of the most in demand players in the Football League, after scoring 12 goals in his last 14 appearances.

The likes of Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City are similarly keen, according to the Football League Paper, with four other Championship clubs also chasing Washington.

Peterborough have not ruled out selling the striker, but they do want a big fee to part with their prized attacking asset.

Posh are asking for £5 million for the former Newport County man, and it is claimed that two Championship sides are prepared to meet that asking price.

Washington has hit a rich vein of form in Posh’s side since Graham Westley took charge, and he looks to be capable of making the step up the leagues sooner rather than later.

If Washington does leave Posh it will be a major blow to their promotion hopes, with Westley’s men currently occupying sixth place in the League One table.

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