25-goal striker, linked with Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday in March, signs for German giants

Sheffield Wednesday's Ross Wallace and Derby County's Bradley Johnson clash

Both the Rams and Owls were linked with a summer move for Simon Terodde.

Sheffield Wednesday's Ross Wallace and Derby County's Bradley Johnson clashThe play-off pair were said to have been tussling for Terodde

Simon Terodde, the striker linked to both Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday in March, has signed for 2.Bundesliga side VFB Stuttgart.

In March, the Sun reported interest from both Championship clubs in the 28-year-old, who was the top scorer in last season's German second tier, with 25 goals.

However, Stuttgart confirmed via their official site on Tuesday that the former Bochum player had signed a three-year deal with them instead.

The five-time German champions were relegated for the first time in 41 years in May, and the capture of Terodde, who scored 17 goals the previous campaign, stands them in good stead for an immediate return.

Neither Derby or Wednesday have conducted any transfer business since losing to Hull City in last month's play-offs, in the semis and final respectively.

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However, even if the Rams had been interested in Terodde, their plans may have changed following the recent appointment of Nigel Pearson as manager.

Wednesday, meanwhile, have been linked with a number of strikers of late - notably Millwall's Lee Gregory, Fulham's Ross McCormack and ex-Sunderland man Steven Fletcher.

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