Report: Derby County braced for £6.2m Jeff Hendrick bid

General view at Pride Park

Burnley will reportedly return with a new offer, after their initial one was turned down.

Derby's Jeff Hendrick in action with Hull's Abel HernandezDerby's Jeff Hendrick tussles with Hull's Abel Hernandez during last season's Championship play-offs

Burnley will make a renewed bid for Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick, the Sun reports (Thursday edition, page 57).

According to the Daily Mail this week, Burnley have already seen two offers turned down by the Championship side.

However, the Sun claims the Clarets will return with a £6.2 million bid for Hendrick - more than double the £3 million proposal reported by the Telegraph.

Republic of Ireland's Jeff Hendrick has a shot at goalHendrick strikes the crossbar during Ireland's Euro 2016 draw with Sweden

That earlier offer was reportedly deemed "embarrassing" by Derby, however, the latest one might give them something to think about.

The Rams, though, are under no pressure to sell with Hendrick still having two years to run on his deal.

And new boss Nigel Pearson is said to be keen to hold on to the 25-cap star as he looks to mount another assault on promotion this coming campaign.

Leicester manager Nigel PearsonNew Derby manager Nigel Pearson

Hendrick, who moved to the iPro Stadium aged 16 from Irish youth team football, has made over 200 appearances for the Rams and was integral in their run to the Championship play-offs last term.

The 24-year-old has also attracted interest from top-flight sides Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion, Bournemouth and Watford, along with recently relegated Newcastle United (HITC sources).

Republic of Ireland's Jeff Hendrick in action

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