Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
Rasiak To Go?
Derby County are expected to sell Grzegorz Rasiak before the transfer window closes today.
The Rams could receive Ł2m-plus for the Polish international striker who arrived at Pride Park on a free less than 12 months ago.
His likely destination is Wolverhampton Wanderers but Sunderland and Sheffield United have also shown interest in the 26-year-old.
Rams boss Phil Brown wants Rasiak to stay but admits the club have to consider any serious offers.
"I fully expect more than one or two bids on the table before the window closes," said Brown.
"Clubs get the jitters as the deadline approaches. The bids can get bigger and bigger and it can become a bit of an auction.
"If that's the case, then I am governed by the finances at the club. They will dictate whether Grzegorz stays or not.
"I've said all along that I want to keep the best players here but, if I have to lose Grzegorz, then hopefully there will be one or two players coming in that will be more than capable of filling his boots."
Rasiak's likely departure will bring in transfer cash and free up space in the wage budget. He is believed to be one of the highest earners.
Derby insist they would not be bowing to financial pressure if the player was sold but the bank would see part of the Rasiak money.
Brown will also receive a chunk for squad strengthening.
"I have always asked for two or three more players. If I have to lose Grzegorz, then it has to be more than two or three. That's how I'm looking at it," said Brown.
"The squad is already thin, without losing your best striker. Finding somebody to score goals in this division is going to take money, time, energy and effort.
"If Grzegorz goes, we will have to replace the 16 or 17 goals he scored last season. That is a tough ask."
Rasiak's 16 league goals helped the Rams reach the play-offs, where Preston ended their promotion hopes.
Rasiak has said he wants to play in the Premiership and Wolves are the bookies' favourites to go up.
They started showing an interest in the striker and Spanish midfielder Inigo Idiakez at the back end of last season. Wolves assistant manager Stuart Gray watched the Rams lose to Watford on Monday.
Football League clubs must complete their business before 5pm today, although clubs can sign unattached players after the window has closed.
Rasiak joined Derby in September last year after Italian club Siena failed to register him following his move from Groclin.
He is currently away on international duty with Poland, who face home World Cup qualifiers against Austria at the weekend and Wales next Wednesday.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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