Derby locked in Celtic talks for Miller

Derby County are closing in on Celtic striker Kenny Miller.

The Daily Record says the Premiership new boys have opened negotiations with the Parkhead club in a bid to thrash out a fee for a player who has been deemed surplus to boss Gordon Strachan's requirements.

Derby boss Billy Davies is desperate to bolster his side's firepower after a sluggish start to the club's first season back in England's top flight and sees Miller as a possible saviour.

It's understood that Davies has sanctioned an initial offer of around £2million, although this figure is expected to rise as the two clubs haggle over the player's worth.

Speculation last night suggested that Wales international Robert Earnshaw, who has only just arrived at Pride Park, might be thrown into the deal as a possible makeweight.

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