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Report: Derby County want Bristol City's Jonathan Kodjia and free agent Sone Aluko

Jonathan Kodjia - Bristol City

Derby County are reportedly keen on two African strikers.

Jonathan Kodjia - Bristol CityJonathan Kodjia - Bristol City

According to The Sun, Derby County are keen on Bristol City goalscorer Jonathan Kodjia as well as free agent attacker Sone Aluko.

The Rams suffered play-off heartache with a 3-2 semi-final defeat to Hull City, and it could be a summer of change after the club appointed Nigel Pearson as their new manager.

Sone Aluko - Hull

Pearson will want to mould his own squad, and after splashing the cash last summer and in January, it seems that Derby are willing to spend again on attacking reinforcements.

Despite landing Abdoul Camara and Nick Blackman in January, Derby are looking to bring in two new forwards, according to The Sun.

Jonathan Kodjia - Bristol City 2

One of the targets is Bristol City ace Jonathan Kodjia, who enjoyed a superb first season at Ashton Gate following a move from French side Angers last summer, where he played alongside Rams ace Camara.

The Ivorian international - who hit his first goal for his country on Saturday - hit 19 goals in his debut Championship season, and it's believed that Pearson will now lodge a £4m bid for the 26-year-old, though the Robins are unsurprisingly reluctant to sell.

Sone Aluko - Hull 2

It's also claimed that the Rams are looking to land Nigerian forward Sone Aluko, who was released by Hull City earlier this week.

The pacey attacker, who can play out wide or up front, has suffered a host of injuries during his time at Hull, but if fit he can offer speed and dynamism to the Derby attack.

Still just 27, Derby could do much worse than land Aluko on a free transfer - but ultimately, Kodjia may well be their first choice target this summer.

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