Premier League clubs plan Hendrick battle

Republic of Ireland's Jeff Hendrick has a shot at goal

HITC Sport understands a host of Premier League clubs are tracking Euro 2016 hero.

Republic of Ireland's Jeff Hendrick has a shot at goal

A number of Premier League clubs are weighing up moves for Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Republic of Ireland's Jeff Hendrick reacts after a missed chance

Hendrick has been one of the Republic's star performers at Euro 2016 with a number of impressive performances, most notably against Sweden and Italy.

The Derby County midfielder's displays have not gone unnoticed back in England with several Premier League sides keeping tabs on the skilful midfielder.

Derby's Jeff Hendrick in action with Hull's Abel Hernandez

The likes of Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion, Bournemouth, Watford and Championship side Newcastle United are tracking Hendrick and could make a move for the goalscorer midfielder this summer.

Hendrick, who came through the ranks at Derby after joining as a youngster from Ireland, is entering the final two years of his contract at the iPro Stadium.

Hendrick scored nine goals from midfield for Derby last season as they missed out on the Championship play-offs and he is regarded as one of the best young talents outside the Premier League.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Derby will be reluctant to lose Hendrick this summer as new boss Nigel Pearson looks to build a side capable of winning promotion next season, but they are bracing themselves for offers from Premier League clubs in the coming months.

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