Report: Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves face competition from Derby County for Premier League winger

Adam Reach of Preston North End in action with Derik Osede of Bolton Wanderers

Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly been joined by Derby County in pursuit of Middlesbrough's Adam Reach.

Ipswich Town's Luke Chambers in action with Middlesbrough's Adam ReachMiddlesbrough's Adam Reach (right)

Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton Wanderers have been joined by Derby County in pursuit of Middlesbrough winger Adam Reach, the Express & Star reports.

Reach impressed on loan to Preston North End last season, but is set to find his first team chances limited by the signing of Denmark international Viktor Fischer from Ajax.

Adam Reach of Preston North End in action with Derik Osede of Bolton WanderersReach scored four goals for Preston last season

Wednesday (Sun) and Wolves (Express & Star) have already been linked with season-long loans for the 23-year-old, and new Derby boss Nigel Pearson is also said to be keen.

The Express & Star reported this week that Wolves transfer business will likely be put on hold pending the outcome of a proposed takeover deal thought to involve Chinese billionaire Robin Li, who is also in talks to buy AC Milan (Mirror).

And that could leave Wednesday and Derby fighting it out for Reach.

It wouldn't be the first time the two sides have engaged in battle this year, with both launching January bids for ex-Reading striker Nick Blackman, who eventually plumped for the Rams.

Sheffield Wednesday's Keiren Westwood in action with Derby's Nick BlackmanBlackman (left) in action against Wednesday

According to the Express & Star, Middlesbrough would demand in excess of £2 million to take Reach on a permanent basis.

Preston's Adam Reach and Burnley's Stephen Ward

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