Derby County lead race to sign West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips - bookies

Derby County manager Gary Rowett during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby and Middlesbrough at iPro Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Derby County are favourites to sign the winger, form whom West Bromwich Albion are said to have paid £5.85 million two summers ago.

WBA Player Matt Phillips in action during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Watford at The Hawthorns on September 30, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Bookmaker Bet Victor has opened a market on Matt Phillips' next club, and made Derby County 8/1 favourites to sign the West Bromwich Albion winger.

Phillips has played regularly for the Baggies this season, which looks destined to end in their relegation back to the Championship.

And the 27-year-old is one of several West Brom players likely to attract interest during the summer transfer window.

Kasey Palmer of Derby scores to make it 2-2 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Derby, whose on-loan winger Kasey Palmer could return to Chelsea this summer, may well be among those keen on Phillips.

However, comments made by Rams boss Gary Rowett recently, which echo those of owner Mel Morris, suggest that such a move could only happen if they are promoted this season - although their chances were boosted by Tuesday's 3-1 win against Cardiff City.

West Brom's local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers - who are already guaranteed a Premier League place next term - are 10/1 for Phillips' signature, ahead of  Cardiff, Fulham, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and West Ham United.

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