Report: Derby County make £7m bid to sign Sheffield Wednesday star Fernando Forestieri

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after scoring their first goal

Derby County have reportedly offered big money to sign Sheffield Wednesday star Fernando Forestieri.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after scoring their first goalSheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after scoring against Aston Villa

According to The Mirror, Derby County have made a huge £7m offer for Sheffield Wednesday attacker Fernando Forestieri.

The Rams have been fairly quiet in their first transfer window under new manager Nigel Pearson, with no new signings arriving this summer - but they appear to be making a late pursuit for a top Championship forward.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri shootsSheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri shoots

The Mirror report that Derby want to sign Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri, and have made a huge offer of £7m to sign him.

Italian attacker Forestieri, 26, hit 17 goals in 66 games for Watford before moving on to Sheffield Wednesday last summer, and it didn't take him long to become a firm fan favourite at Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after the gameSheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates

With 15 goals last season, Forestieri produced some dazzling performances, and was a key reason why the Owls made it to the Championship play-off final last season, but disappointed many with his anonymous performance in the final against Hull City.

This season is only one game old, but Forestieri has already proven his quality with the winning goal against Aston Villa in Sunday's 1-0 victory, and it seems that Rams boss Pearson is now hoping to lure Forestieri to the iPro Stadium this month,

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri looks dejected at the end of the matchSheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri looks dejected

It's believed that Derby have offered £7m to sign Forestieri after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion, and are hopeful of concluding a deal - but whether Wednesday are keen to sell their talismanic forward to a promotion rival remains to be seen, as they hardly need the money thanks to Dejphon Chansiri's investment.

Would you sell Forestieri for £7m?

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