Rangers are challenging Derby County for exciting Hearts full-back Callum Paterson - but Pride Park should be an attractive destination this summer.
Newcastle United and Derby County are said to be eyeing one another's players this summer.
The England U21 international was a near ever-present for Derby this season, making 42 appearances in all competitions.
The former Birmingham City and Burton Albion manager is set rebuild at Pride Park this summer.
The former Leicester City and Hull City manager was sacked by Derby after just four months in charge.
Derby County are set to make alterations to their first-team squad in the summer transfer window.
Sheffield Wednesday, Fulham, Reading and Huddersfield Town are the four teams in the Championship playoffs.
Birmingham City's season started to go wrong after they got rid of Gary Rowett.
Gary Rowett is aiming to put his stamp on his Derby County team and signing Kevin Stewart from Liverpool would be a step in the right direction.
Derby County boss Gary Rowett is said to be confident of landing the Bristol City defender ahead of Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.
Cardiff City are said to be preparing the first move for Hearts' Callum Paterson, who had been on Steve McClaren's wanted list at Derby County.
New Derby boss Gary Rowett has certainly made an impression at Pride Park, and he has written himself into the club's history books.
The 43-year-old is now manager of Derby County after his surprise Birmingham City dismissal in December.