Derby County will unveil former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage as their latest signing today.

Savage, who has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract and will cost £1.5m up front with another £500,000 payable in add-ons, will be unveiled today after the midfielder agreed personal terms and passed a medical.

His agreement to join Derby represents something of a coup for Jewell given that Sunderland were also interested in the 33-year-old Welshman who has been unable to regain his starting place at Ewood Park following knee surgery.