Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Rams bid for Naismith

Rams bid for Naismith


The Rams have stepped up their transfer targets for next season and it's believed the Rams have put in a bid for Kilmarnock`s Scottish international striker Steven Naismith.

Kilmarnock Chairman Michael Johnston refused to reveal the source of the bid and said that it would take 'a special offer' to consider selling Naismith. The club have already rejected an offer from Rangers, the Ibrox side tabled £400,000 for the 20-year-old and the new approach comes from England, with the Rams on top of the list.

Rams boss Billy Davies was interested in Naismith last season, and the striker hit 18 goals for Killie and received his first call-up to the Scotland squad for this week's Euro 2008 qualifier in the Faroe Islands. But reports of a clause in his contract, which has three years still to run, that would trigger a sale at £1.5m are wide of the mark.

When asked if the latest offer was higher than Rangers', Johnston laughed: 'That wouldn't be hard, would it?' Johnston said in April that the Rugby Park club would not sell the striker for less than £1m. And he added: 'Steven is in no rush to leave Kilmarnock and we are in no hurry to move him on.'

Naismith said: 'Until I get a phone call from Kilmarnock, there's nothing I can do. The clubs would need to agree a fee first for me to speak to them.
'But I'd only want to move to a club that I think is right for me and I'm not going to rush into anything.'

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies said: 'We don't have an exact valuation of Steven. I've said that in the past. 'He's been called up to the Scotland squad and is with us for another three years, so he is valuable to us on and off the park. 'And if he stays then it will help us consolidate our position in the SPL. 'If we don't get a fair price for a player who has his potential then he will stay.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Wednesday June 6 2007
Time: 8:45AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I can see you being linked with a no. of players in the coming weeks!
sandgroanun
10/06/2007 20:21:00
0
Naismith seems to be being linked with a lot of clubs at the moment.
pandapops
21/06/2007 17:07:00
0
Hope you get him, Dont let Bristol City have him please!!!
pandapops
22/06/2007 13:32:00
0
good luck in the PL this season - do you think you can stay there?
Dales_Dad
03/07/2007 23:16:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Rams Irish Contingent Looking For Further Caps

Four of Derby County`s squad are looking to be involved in action tonight as they aim to secure their places in the final squads for the European Championships.

Pearson And Powell Take The Reins

Nigel Pearson is the new Derby County manager with Chris Powell as his assistant as The Rams finally have a new permanent management team in place.

Join Vital Derby!!

Why not join Vital Derby! With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

No More Quarter Final Replays For Derby

Should Derby County progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the Season?
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson5%
Christie5%
Keogh25%
Shackell5%
Olsson0%
Thorne2%
Butterfield0%
Johnson2%
Bryson17%
Hendrick2%
Martin10%
Weimann0%
Russell25%
Ince2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diddyram6
2.Kevd_yahoo1
3.ForestMad1