Derby see bids for Coventry's Bayliss rejected

Gary Rowett manager of Derby looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

HITC Sport understands Derby have seen two bids rejected for League Two starlet

Derby manager Gary Rowett  looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Bristol City at the iPro Stadium on January 19, 2018 in Derby, England.

Coventry City have rejected two bids from Derby County for highly-rated midfielder Tom Bayliss, HITC Sport understands.

Bayliss has been earning rave reviews since breaking into the Coventry City first-team this season.

The 18-year-old has only made 11 appearances so far, but his outstanding performances have brought him to the attention of clubs higher up the football pyramid.

A number of Premier League clubs have been tracking Bayliss and have sent scouts to watch the midfielder in action this term.

Coventry manager Mark Robins gestures during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Final between Coventry City and Oxford United at Wembley Stadium on April 2, 2017 in London, England.

However, Derby have tried to steal a march on their Premier League rivals by tabling firm offers for Bayliss only to see Coventry reject the bids.

Derby offered a deal rising to £1million and were prepared to loan back Bayliss to Coventry for the rest of the season, but the League Two club turned down the offer.

It remains to be seen if Derby will come back with another offer for Bayliss otherwise it looks like the teenager will remain at Coventry until the summer at least.

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